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March 20, 1951

Truman initiated a limited war policy in Korea

April 11. 1951

Pres. Truman removed
MacArthur from command & placed Gen.
Matthew B. Ridgway as Commander of UN

November 1952

Dwight Eisenhower was elected president

March 1953

Stalin dies- power struggle begins

July 27, 1953

a cease fire was finally reached, but the war never ended.

Korean War losses after 3 years of conflict

2-2.5 civilians, Soldiers 215,000 and 137,000

United States losses

36,000 soldiers, with UN forces lost 3600


formation of Warsaw Pact

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.

June 25, 1950

North Korean troops invaded South Korea. The Korean War had begun.

November 1950

Chinese communists launch major offensive in Korea- US and UN driven south

August 1949

Soviets test first A-bomb

June 1950

North Korea invades South Korea

August 1948

The Independent Republic of Korea (South Korea) was established its Capital Seoul and its president Syngman Rhee.

September 1948

Russians established the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) with the capital in Pyonyang, under the leadership of Kim Il Sung


both Russian and American troops were withdrawing leaving a point of conflict

January 1950

Dean Acheson, Secretary of State, stated specific areas the US intended to protect.

September 1950

most of SK was under communist control with the exception of southeast corner around the port of Pusan

October 1950

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.

June 1951

UN drive the communists out of SK


Eisenhower comes to power. Korean War ends

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