October 20, 1950 (China Joins War Pushing Back UN Forces)
75,000 soldiers form the North Korean People´s Army poured across the 38th parallel, to begin a war with South Korea.
February 1951, (Peace talks begins)
During the Korean War, U.S. Marines force made a surprise amphibious landing at the strategic port of Inchon.
April 1951 (MacArthur fired for wanting to use a bomb)
"I want to fire the Atomic Bomb"
China decided to join the Korean war for payback. The 300,000-man Chinese offensive caught the U.N. forces off guard, largely because of U.S. Gen. Douglas MacArthur's belief that China would not openly enter the war, and vastly expanded the conflict.
July 7, 1953 (Truce Signed)
"We shall sign the True with Korea"
The North Korean side was slow to support armistice talks and only on June 27, 1951- seventeen days after armistice talks had begun- did it change it's slogan of "drive the enemy into the sea" to drive the enemy to the 38th parallel."
Truman relieved General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of his commands after MacArthur made public statements which contradicted the administration's policies.
This Truce was designed to "insure a complete cessation of hostilities and off all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved."