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  • June 26, 1950: North Korea Invades South Korea
  • September 15, 1950: Victory at Icheon 
  • USA! USA!
  • October 20, 1950: China Joins the War
  • We must protect communism
  • As the first military action of the entire Cold War, North Korea invaded South Korea. This was seen by the Americans as a threat, and by July they had entered the war on South Korea's behalf to stop the spread of communism.
  • February, 1951: Peace Talks Begin
  • This isn't going anywhere. Maybe we should stop...
  • We'll see...
  • The US Marines launched an amphibious attack on the North Korean military, effectively breaking their supply line and recapturing Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
  • April 1951: MacArthur Fired for wanting to use A-Bomb
  • Inform General MacArthur that he is relieved of duty, effective immediately.
  • To prevent a quick Allied victory, the communist Chinese counterattacked, pushing both armies out of North Korea and protecting its communist ties.
  • July 7, 1953: Truce Signed
  • The UN and North Korea began to discuss peace, often bringing up the POWs. In August, the first round of peace talks fell through and fighting continued.
  • General Douglas MacArthur  planned for the military to use the Atomic bomb, despite the war with Korea being a limited one. As a result, President Truman relieved him of duties and replaced him with General Matthew Ridgeway.
  • Right away, Mr. President.
  • Now under a new President, the US began to hint at dropping nuclear bombs on North Korean forces. Shortly after, both sides sign an Armistice.
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