Korean war

The Korean War (1948-1953)

  • Republic of Korea

    Republic of Korea
    South Korean President Syngman Rhee declares South Korea as independent Republic of Korea. He does not acknowledge North Korea's claim of sovereignty over the entire Korean Peninsula.
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    The Korean War

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  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    North Korean President Kim Il Sung proclaims sovereignty over the entire Korean Peninsula and denies South Korea's independence. This opposition triggers tension between North Korea and South Korea. Eventually, this dispute leads to the start of Korean War as the North Korean president plans to conquer the entire Korean Peninsula with the support from other communist countries.

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  • Korean War Begins

    Korean War Begins
    Korean war begins as North Korea crosses the 38th parallel and launches a full scale invasion of South Korea. The North koreans were easily able to defeat the defensive line of South Korean military. They continued to advance southward.
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  • Summer of Terror

    Summer of Terror
    South Korean President Syngman Rhee fears that his opposers and political prisoners will betray him and join the Communists. He orders his military force to execute more than 100,000 people.
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  • U.S Support South Korea

    U.S Support South Korea
    President Truman makes a decision at Blair House and announces to the public that United States air and sea forces will support the South Korean military. President Truman makes this decision before the U.N voiced to help South Korea.
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  • North Korea Captures Seoul

    North Korea Captures Seoul
    North Korea captures the South Korean captial city Seoul.
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  • Battle at Osan

    Battle at Osan
    American ground troops battle the North Koreans at Osan, located near Seoul. Although the Americans expected an easy victory, they were met with shocking defeat as North Koreans advanced southward. The Americans suffered 150 casualties.
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  • Pusan Perimeter

    Pusan Perimeter
    American and South Korean forces retreat to Pusan and create a stable defensive line while North Korea takes over 90% of South Korea. While the North Koreans launch series of attack on Pusan Perimeter to ensure their victory, Americans hold the line to buy time for General MacArthur to come up with a counterattack.
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  • Inchon Landing

    Inchon Landing
    General MacArthur leads a battle that becomes the turning point of the Korean War. He orders thousands of soldiers and Marines to land on Inchon (behind the enemy lines) and take the North Koreans by surprise. The Americans successfully cut vital supply of North Korea and make them retreat back to North. Americans regain control of Seoul and the rest of the territory south of the 38th parallel within weeks.
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  • U.S Advance to North Korea

    U.S Advance to North Korea
    After the taste of victory, President Truman orders General MacArthur to pursue the North Koreans into their territory crossing the 38th parallel. The U.S now wants to eliminate Communism in North Korea instead of just rescuing South Korea. They are sure of their victory.
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  • U.S Reach Pyongyang

    U.S Reach Pyongyang
    The U.S First Calvary Division reach North Korea's capital, Pyongyang. They are confident in their victory. After many successful victories, the U.S underestimates the power of Communism. They do not forsee China joining the North Korea.
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  • Chinese in Yalu

    Chinese in Yalu
    Chinese have been secretly crossing the Yalu River under cover and they ambush a sudden attack on South Koreans regiment in the mountains. The South Korea and U.S units were unprepared for this surprising attack.
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  • China enterss the Korean War

    China enterss the Korean War
    China's leader Mao Zedong orders Chinese arm force to enter the Korean War to support the North Koreans as communists. The hope of victory fades for the U.S as the sudden attack of Chinese led to several defeat.
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  • Peace Talks by U.N

    Peace Talks by U.N
    As the bloody stalemate continues to drag, the United Nations calls for resolution and negotiation to end the conflict. Peace talk drags for nearly two years and more than 36,000 Americans are killed.
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  • Korean War Stalemate

    Korean War Stalemate
    n the first half of 1951, the war becomes stalemate. The Communist forces drive the U.S and South Korean troops to retreat southward. By the end of spring, American forces hold the defensive line at the 38th parallel and halting the Chinese advancement. Both sides continue to make offensive attacks towards each other.
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  • President Eisenhower

    President Eisenhower
    Dwight D. Eisenhower, a retired general and WWII hero, is elected as the President of the U.S. He promises to pursue a truce in the Korean War in order to withdraw the American forces back home.
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  • Korean War Armistice

    Korean War Armistice
    In Panmunjom, diplomats from U.S, North Korea, and China reach an agreement of armistice in Korea without a formal peace treaty. Korea still remains divided at the 38th parallel today.
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