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The Korean War

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Amber Popken

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of The Korean War

The Korean War started on June 25, 1950 and
ended on July 27, 1953. The only thing accomplished by
this war was stopping the spread of
communism into South Korea. It is often reffered to as the Forgotten
War since many overlook it because it
occured right after WWII and before
The Vietnam War. 16 nations sent forces to fight
in Korea. It marks the beginning of the
Cold War. Many soldiers seffered from frostbite
during the subzero weather. The Peace Talks lasted 2 years and
17 days. 575 meetings were held before
an agreement was made to keep the
dividing line at the 38th parallel into
Soviet (North Korea) and U.S. (South
Korea) On June 27 U.S. president Harry S.
Truman authorized the use of
american land,air, and see forces in
Korea. A week later the UN placed
the forces of 15 other member
nations under U.S. command and
made General Douglas MacArthur
supreme commander. BySeptember 10, they had driven South
Korean army and small American force
to the Busan area at the south east tip of
Korea. As a counteroffense, on September
15, the UN made a daring landing
at Incheon on the west coast. By November 24, North Korean forces
driven by the 8th army under the power of
Gerneral Walten Walker, and the X corp.
under the power of General Edward Almond,
almost to Yalu River, marked border of
communist China. As General MacArther prepared his final
offense, the Chinese Communists joined
with the North Koreans to launch a
successful counterattack on November 26. After several months of continuous heavy
fighting the center of the conflict was
returned back to the 38th parallel where it
remained for the remainder of the war. The wars unpopularity played an important
role in president Dwight D. Eisenhowers
victory. An armistice was signed on July 27,
1953 ending the war. US:54,000 died 103,000 wounded
Chinese: at least 10 times as high
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