Communist Chinese leader - overthrew Chiang Kai-shek.
Capital of South Korea.
Elected ruler of South Korea.
Kim II sung
Ruler of North Korea in the early 1950s.
A policy of keeping Communism from spreading - keep it where it exists
Harry S. Truman
President of the United States when troops were sent into South Korea
Conflict short of armed warfare between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Most powerful part of the United Nations. Made up of five permanent members and ten other countries elected for two year terms.
A peace keeping organization formed after WWII.
He was in charge of UN forces in Korea 1950-51, before being forced to relinquish command by President Truman.
Boundary between North and South Korea.
June 25, 1950
North Korean troops invaded South Korea. The Korean War had begun.
July 27, 1953
An armistice was signed which ended the fighting.
Theory that if one nation comes under Communist control then neighboring nations will also come under Communist control
The leader of the Soviet Union from 1928-53 who helped to win World War II and supported the North Koreans.
A situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible.
A region where no military forces or weapons are permitted.