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KOREAN WAR

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Sara Kenny

on 20 May 2015

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Transcript of KOREAN WAR

Where?
It was on the Korean Peninsula.
Who?
Communist
North Korea
China
Soviet Union
Weapons
* Artillery

* Machine guns

* Jet fighters

* Automatic weapons

* Bazookas

(To be specific:)

* 9 mm Sten Mk V Sub Machine Gun

* Russian PPSh-41 7.62 mm Sub Machine Gun

* 3 inch Mk VI Mortar bomb

* T-34 Tanks

Many World War II weapons were used in the Korean War.

President of the United States
Harry S. Truman was the president of the United states during the Korean war. He authorized the United States' armed forces to help the war effort in South Korea and sent American troops to engage in battle. Truman also promised South Korea positive involvement from the United States. Harry S. Truman played an important role and during his term, he greatly affected the outcome of the war.

KOREAN WAR
What?
During the time, both North and South Korea claimed the country. Their troops both wanted to have full control of their nation. Due to the disagreement of the two sides, their troops clashed many times during 1948-1950. The communists believed that the time was right for military action.

1950-1953
Allies
South Korea
16 members of the UN, including the U.S.
It was the first war where a world organization played a military role.
Women's Role
Outcome
The UN and North Korea signed an armistice agreement. US troops remained in South Korea for awhile afterwards in order to make sure that North Korea didn't attack again.
When?
The Korean war began on June 25th,1950 when communist North Korea invaded South Korea. It finally ended on July 27th,1953 when the United nations and North Korea signed an armistice agreement.

Although there were only 22,000 woman in uniform serving during the Korean war, they held a variety of jobs including:

* Nurses

* Airplane pilots

* Truck drivers

* Mechanics

* Control tower operators

* Aerial gunnery teachers

* Cryptographers

* Intelligence officers

Cassidy, Katie, Mackenzie, Riley, Sara
June 25, 1950

North Korean Communist troops invaded South Korea. The UN demanded that North Korea stop.

June 27, 1950

President Truman ordered U.S. forces to help defend South Korea. The UN asked member nations to aid South Korea.

September 8, 1950

Allied troops stopped the deepest Communist advance, at the Pusan Perimeter in south eastern South Korea.

September 26, 1950

General MacArthur, commander of the UN forces, announced the capture of Seoul, South Korea.

October 19, 1950

The allies captured Pyongyang, North Korea.

October 25, 1950

China entered the war on North Korea's side.

November 26, 1950

The allies began to retreat.

March 14, 1951

The allies reoccupied Seoul and stopped retreating.

July 10, 1951

Truce talks begin, but fighting continues.

October 8, 1952

The truce talks were broken off.

March 28, 1953

The communists accepted a UN proposal to exchange sick and wounded prisoners.

April 26, 1953

The truce talks were resumed.

July 27, 1953

An armistice agreement was signed, and the fighting ended.
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