The Korean War

Timeline created by reychuh
  • Soviets test their first A-bomb--the arms race begins.

    Soviets test their first A-bomb--the arms race begins.
    Soviets test their first A-bomb--the arms race begins.
  • Period: to

    Korean war

  • North Korea's tanks reach the outskirts of Seoul.

  • Truman commits US Naval and Air support to South Korea.

    Truman commits US Naval and Air support to South Korea.
  • Syngman Rhee's government ceremonially restored in reconquered Seoul.

  • US Army crosses 38TH Parallel near Kaesong.

  • October 24, 1950: MacArthur orders his troops into Korea's northernmost provinces.

  • Peace talks begin at Kaesong.

  • Peace talks resume at Panmunjom.

  • Washington authorizes bombing Korean power plants on the Yalu river.

  • Rhee wins another clearly rigged election.

    Rhee wins another clearly rigged election.
  • "Terms of Reference," regulating POW repatriation, signed.

  • Peace Treaty signed at Panmunjom. 38th parallel reset as boundary between communist North and anti-communist South. Cold War tensions continue unabated