Flashcards in The Korean war Deck (7):
What was phase 1?
June - August 1950
North Korean army pushed south and captured Seoul
What was phase 2?
UN forces led by General Macarthur land in Korea
By the end of September north Korean forces had been pushed back to the 38th parallel
What was phase 3?
September to November 1950
UN forces captured north Korean capital Pyungyang
Headed for the Chinese border - the Yalu river
What was phase 4?
November to December 1950
China entered the war
a combined force of 350 000 communist troops pushed the UN forces back to the 38th parallel
What was phase 5?
January 1951 - July 1953
Fighting continued for 2 years as a stalemate
Macarthur asked Truman to use nuclear weapons
armistice signed July 1953
Korea remained divided
What was the USA reaction to the invasion of south Korea?
evidence of communist desire for world domination
Truman under pressure to act
Appealed to the UN
A UN force was dispatched led by US General Macarthur