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History(The Korean war)

History(The Korean war)

By In Flashcards On January 8, 2018

Question Answer
When was Korea divided into two zones? After Japan's defeat in world war II
Who led the communist North of Korea? Kim IL Sung
Who led the pro-western government of south Korea? Syngman Rhee
What happened in June 1950? North Korea invaded South Korea in an attempt to reunite the country
The UN saw that war was occurring what did they do? The UN declared North Korea to be the aggressor and sent an international army, mainly of Americans to south Korea. In September 1050 a UN force under the command of Douglas MacArthur landed at Inchon
What did Douglas MacArthur do? He pushed the north Koreans back almost as far as the Yalu River
Who was the leader of China at the time? Mao Tse Tung(Communist)
Why was MacArthur fired? He wanted to end the war quickly by dropping an atomic bomb. This idea was rejected by Truman who didnt want to risk and atomic war
Who ordered the armistice(ceasefire)? Dwight D Eisenhower and Nikita Khrushchev. It was signed in July 1953
What were the results of the Korean war? The cold war had spread to Asia,almost four million people died(half of these were civilians) Korea remained dived even till today
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