The Korean War (1950-1953)
The Korean War (The Forgotten War) began, in 1950, when communist North Korea invaded South Korea. The war ended in 1953, but Korea still remains divided today.
June 25, 1950: North Korea invades South Korea. Stalin signed off on this to spread the idea of Communism.
General Douglas MacArthur lead the invasion into South Korea at the city of Inchon, and we get a victory!
September 15, 1950: United States gets a victory at Inchon.
October 20, 1950: China joins the war to fight alongside North Korea. China wins several important victories; they are able to push U.S. and South Korean troops back across the 38th Parallel.
February 1, 1951: With neither sides gaining ground, peace talks begin. However, it takes two years to come to an agreement as the war drags on.
After I publicly disagree with President Truman about whether or not to bomb China, he fires me! HE believes that bombing China will lead to a bigger war.
April 1951: General Douglas MacArthur is fired.
July 27, 1953: North Korea and South Korea sign an agreement to stop fighting. Korea is still divided, but the two countries agree to create a neutral zone called the Demilitarized Zone to separate the countries. It is considered the longest war in history.
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