Summary of Korean war
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Summary of Korean war
Korean war started after World war II from 25 June 1950 to 27 July 27 1953. Koreans had suffered under Japanese colonization for 35 years, hence, most Koreans opposed another period of foreign control. The Americans did not want a communist government in South Korea, so they called for elections in all of Korea, but the Soviets which occupied South Korea opposed this idea. Hence, Korea had been split into North Korea and South Korea since 1948. This violent conflict continue for more than three years. The northern half of Korea is now known as North Korea ( officially the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea ) on the other hand, the southern half is now known as South Korea ( officially the Republic of Korea ).
Summary of Korean war year 1950
North Korean Communist forces invade South Korea on 25 June 1950. UN calls for cease fire and asks UN members to assist South Korea on 27 June 1950. Truman orders U.S. forces into Korea. A total of twenty-one nations responded to Korean war by providing troops, ships, aircraft and medical teams.
North Koreans capture Seoul on 28 June 1950. General Douglas MacArthur designated commander of unified UN forces on 8 July 1950. UN forces counterattack and capture Pusan, Seoul between August and September, capture Pyongyang, North Korean capital on October 1950. Chinese Communists enter war, force UN retreat toward 38th parallel.
Summary of Korean war year 1951
Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway replaces MacArthur after he threatens Chinese with massive retaliation on 11 April 1950. UN forces dig in on the 38th Parallel. Armistice negotiations continue with interruptions until June 1953.
Summary of Korean war year 1953
Armistice signed on 27 July 1953. Even though this agreement technically brought the war to an end, but a state of suspended hostilities continued to exist between North and South Korea for many years, and even today the situation remains unresolved. Chinese troops withdraw from North Korea on 26 October 1958, but over 200 violations of armistice noted to 1959.
Korean war destroyed the entire nation of Korea and killed millions of people. Now, South Korea has become a major economic and technological power. North Korea is still a poverty-stricken, heavily militarized nation. It is hoped that one day the two Koreas will become one. On 4 October 2007 the South Korean Leader Roh Moo-Hyun and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il signed an eight-point peace agreement on issues of permanent peace, economic cooperation, high-level talks, renewal of highway, air travel and train services.