The Korean war

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  • June 25, 1950 (North Korea invades South Korea)
  • September 15, 1950 (Victory of Inchon)
  • October 20, 1950 (China Joins War Pushing Back UN Forces)
  • Armed forces from communist north korea smash into south korea war. The united states acting under the auspices of the united nations quickly sprang to the defense of south korea and fought a bloody and frustrating war for the next 3 years 
  • Feb. 1951 (Peace Talks Begin)
  • during the korean  war the marines force made a surprise amphibious landing at the strategic port of lincoln on the west coast of korea about 100 miles south of the 38th parallel and 25 miles from seoul
  • April 1951 (MacArthur Fired for wanting to use A-Bomb)
  • October 1950 China enters the war on behalf of the N. Koreans and MacArtherś forces are outnumbered, and are pushed back into S. korea and lose the capital of Seoul. Although MacArther begins to call for nuclear strike against Chinese targets
  • July 7, 1953 (Truce Signed)
  • In February 1951, Truman sent more troops and increased the bombing raids which once again drove the chinese back, but resulted in the loss of 54,000 American men. This war became very unpopular in American.
  • On this day in 1951, President Harry S. Truman fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur as the commander of U.S forces battling North Korean communist Chinese forces on the Korean peninsula and replaced him with Gen. Matthew Ridgeway. Truman's action ignited a political firestorm. 
  • Armistice finally signed ending war, stalemate at best. North Korea had been pushed back, communism contained without a world war, and without use of A-Bomb. But Korea was 2 nations instead of one  
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