Korean war

Korean War

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    Supplies from the USSR to North Korea

    The Soviet Union transferred to North Korea 10 reconnaissance aircraft, 100 Yak fighters, 70 bombers, 100 T-34 tanks, and various other heavy artillery pieces.
  • MacArthur's assessment of the ROK army

    MacArthur's assessment of the ROK army
    (only Mar 1949 is accurate) This was to restrain Rhee. The assessment left a force in ROK that 'should be capable of offering token resistance to invasion and providing no plausible basis of allegations of being a threat to North Korea.' This might have encouraged Stalin to approve Kim's plans to invade South Korea since it seemed that The North Korea could gain victory easily.
  • Soviet successful testing of the atomic bomb

    Soviet successful testing of the atomic bomb
    (only September 1949 is accurate) The American atomic monopoly was over. The Soveits now could counter the US with their own atomic bomb if threatened. This might have contributed to Stalin confidence in Korean War as he could use the bomb if the US attacked the Soviet forces in the Korean War
  • CCP's victory in the Chinese civil war.

    CCP's victory in the Chinese civil war.
    (Only October 1949 is accurate) Stalin regarded Mao's victory as a momentous event and hoped that CCP would promote Soviet interests in Asia. This might have contributed to Stalin's confidence in Korean War since CCP could come in to help North Korea.
  • Stalin's approval of Kim's plans

    Stalin's approval of Kim's plans
    (Only January 1950 is accurate) Kim needed Stalin's support in the Korean War
  • Acheson's defence perimeter speech

    Acheson's defence perimeter speech
    (only January 1950 is accurate) The US Secretary of State, Dean Acheson, and General MacArthur declared that the American defensive perimeter in the Pacific ran only along the islands from the Philippines to Mauritius, excluding Korea. This might have encouraged Stalin to approve Kim to launch the war since it indicated that the US will not intervene
  • Stalin warned Kim

    Stalin warned Kim
    (Only April 1950 is accurate) Stalin warned Kim that Russia would not intervene directly in the conflict even if Kim's plans were to backfire.
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    North Korea attacked South Korea
  • UN Resolutions

    UN Resolutions
    The US sponsored a resolution in the United Nations Security Council, calling for military action against North Korea. The resolution was only passed as the USSR was boycotting meetings of the Security Council in response to the American refusal accept newly communist China as a permanent member of the Council.
  • US trrops

    US trrops
    truman ordered Americal trrops stationed in Japan into Korea
  • China helps North Korea

    China helps North Korea
    (only Jan 1951 is accurate) with China's help, Pyongyang and Seoul were recaptured by the communist North Korea
  • Operation Killer

    Operation Killer
    A powerful counter-attack by the UN forces to help South Korea
  • Operation Ripper

    Operation Ripper
    (only Mar 1951 is accurate)
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    The issue of POW part2

    (continuation) were determined to demonstrate their idelogical supremacy by hightlighting the fact that the North Koreans and Chince, if given a choice, would not wish to stay in the socialist 'paradise' that they hailed from.
  • Peace talks

    (only Jul 1951 is accurate) from July 1951 to 1953, Kim asked Stalin to make peace as North Korea was suffering heavily from American air bombardment but Stalin insisted on holding it as it was to the Soviet Union's advantage to keep the resources United States tied down in Korea. Also, he believed that the war would also drain American fighting spirit. Thus, it can be seen that North Korea was merely a pawn in the greater game of geopolitical chess played by the two superpowers.
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    The issue of Prisoners of War (POW)

    (only July1951 and Jul 1953 are accurate) The fact that it took so long, about 2 years to resolve the the issue of POW suggests that the Korean War had the ideological aspect. While the Americans proposed that the POWs should be allowed to choose where they wanted to go after their release, but the Chinese and North Koreans insisted on the reparation of the POWs to their respective home countries.The underlying issue behind this suuposedly tricial choice was politically motivated as the American
  • End of Korean War

    End of Korean War
    (only Jul 1953 is accurate) The death of Stalin in March 1953 and compromise on the matter of repatriation eventually resulted in an armistice in July 1953