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Important People from the Korean War

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Jomarie Calasanz

on 9 May 2014

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By: Jomarie Calasanz
Douglas MacArthur
One of the most powerful military officers in modern American history.
A total of 15 nations, including the United States and Britain, participated under the command of General Douglas MacArthur
By January 1951, the Chinese pushed UN and S. Korea out of N. Korea and captured the capital or Seoul.
Called for a nuclear attack against China despite Truman's order not to.
In response, Truman removed him
Fun Fact:
MacArthur received a hero's welcome in cities from San Francisco to New York after he was discharged in April 1951, but subsequent Senate hearings over his dismissal largely discredited him in the public eye, and he faded from public prominence after an unsuccessful bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 1952.
June 25, 1950: Where the Korean War began.
Map of military movements on both sides of Korea.
President Truman addressing the MacArthur situation and the reasonings behind his actions
Important People of the Korean War
President Truman
33rd President
was convinced that N. Korea aggressors were repeating what Hitler, Mussolini, and the Japanese had done in the 1930s
resolved to help S. Korea resist communism
failed to lead U.S to victory in the Korean War
Removed Douglas MacArthur from his position for insubordination
Kim II Sung
Kim sought to reunify all of Korea under his own Communist leadership.
led North Korea throughout the Korean War, at different times nearly achieving victory and nearly falling to defeat.
In the later years of his regime, North Korea slid farther and farther into poverty and authoritarianism.
The Thirty-Eighth Parallel
"Truman Doctrine" committed the United States to a policy of supporting foes of Communism everywhere in the world.
A line that crosses Korea at 38 degrees north latitude.
the border between the two Koreas at the end of World War II.
One of MacArthur's trademarks was his corncob pipe
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