Timeline of the 1950s

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    The 1950s decade

  • Korean War

    The total battle American deaths were totaled to about 33,741 people. It was the first armed conflict in the global struggle between democracy and communism, which was called the cold war. The 38th parallel became the post-war border between the US and South Korea.
  • Hydrogen Bomb

    President Harry Truman announced that the creating of the hydrogen bomb was to continue. Savanna river in South Carolina was the site for the nation's hydrogen bomb production location. The production location produced tritium for the nation's nuclear arsenal.