Korean War

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  • Japanese Occupation of Korea begins

    Japanese Occupation of Korea begins
    Korea under Japanese rule is the culmination of a process that began with the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1876, whereby a complex coalition of Meiji government, military, and business officials sought to integrate Korea both politically and economically into the Empire of Japan, first as a protectorate through the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1905, and then officially annexed in the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910.[1] Japan brought to a close the Joseon period and Korea officially became an integral part of Japan
  • Korea is Divided at the 38th parallel by the United States and Soviet Union

    Korea is Divided at the 38th parallel by the United States and Soviet Union
  • World war 2 ends

    World war 2 ends
    World War 2 ended with the unconditional surrender of the Axis powers. On 8 May 1945, the Allies accepted Germany's surrender, about a week after Adolf Hitler had committed suicide.
  • Korean War begins/North Korea troops attack South Korea

    Korean War begins/North Korea troops attack South Korea
    The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea, in which a United Nations force led by the United States of America fought for the South, and China fought for the North, which was also assisted by the Soviet Union.
  • Battle of Pusan Perimeter

    Battle of Pusan Perimeter
    The Battle of Pusan Perimeter was a large battle between United Nations and North Korean forces lasting from August 4 to September 18, 1950. It was one of the first major battles of the Korean War. An army of 140,000 UN troops, who were being pushed to the brink of defeat, were rallied to make a final stand against the invading North Korean army, 98,000 men strong.
  • Battle of Inchon/General Macarthur's Amphibious Landing

    Battle of Inchon/General Macarthur's Amphibious Landing
    The Battle of Inchon was an amphibious invasion and battle of the Korean War that resulted in a decisive victory and strategic reversal in favor of the United Nations.
  • China enters the Korean War

    China enters the Korean War
    Intervention by Communist China suddenly changed the picture. UN forces began to have problems with some Chinese soldiers late in October, 1950. In response to international criticism of its intervention. In November four Chinese armies totaling at least 200,000 struck at the UN forces. An even larger force was ready to strike.
  • President Eisenhower visits Korea, fulfilling his campaign promise

    President Eisenhower visits Korea, fulfilling his campaign promise
    Eisenhower thought he might find the key to ending the war. Eisenhower stated that if he were elected, he would personally go to Korea. After being elected Eisenhower fulfilled his campaign promise.
  • Cease-fire is signed

    Cease-fire is signed
  • Korean War is officially over

    Korean War is officially over
    The Korean Armistice Agreement is the armistice which ended the Korean War. It was signed by U.S. Army Lieutenant General William Harrison, Jr. representing the United Nations, North Korean General Nam Il representing the Korean People's Army, and the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army. The armistice was signed on July 27, 1953
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    UN/South Korean troops cross the border into North Korea

    The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula; it was established at the end of the Korean War to serve as a buffer zone between North and South Korea.
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    "Chinese Winter Offensive"

    The 1939–40 Winter Offensive was one of the major battles between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War, in which the Chinese forces launched their first major counter-offensive on multiple fronts.