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1

What city did the DPRK capture on June 28th 1950?

South capital city, Seoul

2

Which south eastern region had the forces of the ROK retreated to by August 1950?

Pusan

3

Where had Chinese troops assembled ready for an invasion by August 1950?

Manchuria

4

How many states had agreed to help the UN provide military, economic and medical aid to South Korea?

29

5

Who was in charge of UN troops?

General Macarthur

6

Where did the UN troops first attack the forces of the DPRK?

Inchon

7

By September 1950 the UN forces had pushed the DPRK troops back to the Chinese border. What river marks that border?

Yalu River

8

In late October how many Chinese troops launched an attack against the UN?

200,000

9

When did the UN troops lose control of Seoul?

January 1951

10

When did Macarthur openly threaten China with an atom bomb without Truman's permission?

March 1951

11

What happened to Macarthur in April 1951?

He was sacked by Truman

12

What started in June 1951?

Peace talks between north and south?

13

What was the main reason for the failure of early peace talks?

The exchange of war prisoners

14

Who died in March 1953 which helped peace talks?

Stalin

15

Who became the new leader of the USSR in March 1953?

Malenkov

16

Wo became the new president of the USA in January 1953?

Dwight Eisenhower

17

Where was the armistice signed in July 1953?

Panmunjom

18

What three terms did the armistice confirm?

2 mile demilitarised zone either side of 38th Parallel, ll forces withdraw to own territory, prisoner exchange would begin