The Korean War

  • North Korea Attacks South Korea

    North Korea Attacks South Korea
    North Korea launches an attack across the 38th parallel against South Korea.
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    Korean War

    The United Nations involvement in the Korean war lasted three years and thirty-two days. However, the Korean war is still in existance today, because no official peace treaty was signed.
  • The United Nations begins to intervene

    The United Nations begins to intervene
    President Truman orders that Naval and Air support be provided for South Korea, and called on members of the United Nations to provide support for South Korea.
  • Bombing at Inchon

    Bombing at Inchon
    The Bombing of Inchon was performed in order to weaken the area's defence for the invasion the next day.
  • Marines begin the invasion

    Marines begin the invasion
    Marines invaded Wolmido Island at night. It was necessary that this island be captured in order to get to Inchon, as they are only one Kilometer apart. The marines successfully captured the island with only seventeen wounded. The U.N. then set it's sights on Inchon.
  • Taking Inchon

    Taking Inchon
    The marines reached Inchon around 5:30. The marines quickly overcame Inchon and moved ten miles towards Seoul within a day.
  • Seoul is captured

    Seoul is captured
    Around 20,000 marines fought in the city of Seoul, and destroyed much of it. The city was officially captured on the 25th of September. However, the capitol building wasn't reached untill the 27th.
  • The 38th Parallel is crossed and the Chinese get upset

    The 38th Parallel is crossed and the Chinese get upset
    Under the direction of General MacArthur, the marines crossed the 38th Parallel. This caused China to become very tense. China then made threats to become involved in the Korean War if the U.N. came any closer to the Chinese border. The North Koreans then retreated.
  • McAuther gives his orders

    McAuther gives his orders
    On this day McAuther gave the order to the troops to keep fighting all the way to they reached China and possibly even in to China. This would have created an international incident.
  • The Chinese Attack

    The Chinese Attack
    South Koreans were routed soon after crossing the Yalu river by the advancing Chinese militia. The Chinese were able to drive back the South Koreans within a few minutes. The U.N. was forced to retreat as well.
  • Seoul Recaptured

    Seoul Recaptured
    The combined forces of South Korea and the United Nations pushed forward and re-captured Seoul.
  • United Nations Offensive

    The United Nations then launched a forceful offensive against North Korea and China. This caused the Chinese to withdraw from South Korea.
  • Seoul Recaptured... Again

    Seoul Recaptured... Again
    Seoul was once again captured by Chinese and North Korean forces. On the fourth of March, Seoul fell into U.N. hands.
  • MacArthur gets the boot

    MacArthur gets the boot
    MacArthur had been criticizing President Truman and his policies, and was suspected of insubordination or not following orders. MacArthur also wanted to wage war against China. On April 11, General MacArthur was removed from service.
  • Soviets delegate

    The Soviet delegate to the UN (United Nations) formally proposed the negotiations of a cease-fire in Korea.
  • Truce Negotiations

    Representatives from the UN and Communist commands began discussing truce negotiations in Kaesong, North Korea.
  • Ridgway Takes Command

    Ridgway Takes Command
    After McArthur gets the boot, the responsibility of commanding U.N. forces in Korea is transferred to Ridgway. Ridgway brought several new commanders to assist him and to keep the troops motivated.
  • Operation Wolfhound

    Operation Wolfhound
    This was a very good operation that was one of Ridgway's first. A team of infentry started a counteroffensive and pushed Chinese troops back half way to Seoul.
  • truce agreement signed

    truce agreement signed
    truce agreement signed in Panmunjom. casualties: 140,000 (U.S.) 1,312,836 (South Korea) 16,532 (UN allies) 2 million (Communists) how ever no offical peace treaty was signed so the war is still going on today.
  • Negotiations fail

    Negotiations failed because Communists wouldn't accept the forced movement of someone to their country. The UN was determined to send troops home reguardless of the outcome.
  • Ceasefire agreement

    The DMZOn this day the north and the south signed a ceasefire. spliting the now 2 countries at the 38th parallelThis however is not a peace treaty so the war still continues on and will continue on till the pressent time.
  • Works Cited

    By: Camphouse, Dykstra, Decker Haig, Alexander. "THE MAJOR EVENTS OF THE KOREAN WAR." History Central. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2012. . "Teaching With Documents: The United States Enters the Korean Conflict." National Archives. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2012. . "Key Events in the Korean War." Polytechnic. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 May 2012.