Korean War 1950-1953

Posted: December 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

Korean War

In 1950, war broke out between North and South Korea who had up until 1945 been under Japans control. This power struggle emerged and Korea was split, North became communist and South democratic. Chinese and the US got involved and threatened to attack the other, this threat was only followed through the Chinese. They feared that the US would take over Korea and use it as a puppet country. This attack took place the Yalu River. The UN chose to take action when 100,000 North Korean troops that were aided with tanks and aircrafts of the Soviet make invaded South Korea. This prompted The UN to take effect by sending their forces to fight in Korea. By the end of this battle an armistice was agreed on by both sides of the from then on split Koreans.

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