April 11. 1951
Pres. Truman removed
MacArthur from command & placed Gen.
Matthew B. Ridgway as Commander of UN
Loss of life in Korean after War
415,000 in the South and 500,000 in the North, 5 million became homeless
SEATO (South East Asia Treaty Organization)
Included US, Britain, France, New Zealand, Austria, Pakistan, Thailand and the Philippines
November 27, 1950
a force of 200,000 Chinese and 150,000 North Koreans sent the forces of the UN out to korea
June 27, 1950
The Security Council meeting which allowed the US to lead a UN force to help south Korea. The Russians were absent from this meeting in protest of the permanent seat on the SC given to the Chinese Nationalists
July 1, 1950
American troops land in Korea, followed by forces from other countries under the command of General Douglas MacArtur.
The Independent Republic of Korea (South Korea) was established its Capital Seoul and its president Syngman Rhee.
Russians established the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) with the capital in Pyonyang, under the leadership of Kim Il Sung
most of SK was under communist control with the exception of southeast corner around the port of Pusan
UN troops capture Pyongyang, controlled 2/3 of NK and reached Yalu River-Frontier between China and NK
September 15, 1950
US Corps launch amphibious assault on Inchon effectively coming in behind North Korean troops already in South Korea.