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Korean War 1950-1953. Historical Background. Annexed by Japan in 1910 Gains independence when Japan is defeated in WW II After WW II divided along the 38 th parallel with Soviets occupying the north and US in the south . After WW II. Before WW II. A Korea Divided.

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Korean war 1950 1953

Korean War1950-1953


Historical background
Historical Background

  • Annexed by Japan in 1910

  • Gains independence when Japan is defeated in WW II

  • After WW II divided along the 38th parallel with Soviets occupying the north and US in the south

After WW II

Before WW II


A korea divided
A Korea Divided

  • North becomes the Communist People’s Republic

    • Backed by the Soviets and China

  • South becomes the Republic of Korea

    • Backed by the US


The attack
The Attack

  • June 1950 North communist attack South Korea

  • First time United Nations (14 countries) and US send troops to help South Korea

  • Douglas MacArthur appointed supreme commander of UN troops


The china effect
The China Effect

  • China and its 300,000 soldiers comes to the aid of North Korea

  • War continues for three more years


Stalemate and armistice
Stalemate and Armistice

  • After three years of fighting the battle lines are remain unchanged

  • July 1953 two sides agree to an ARMISTICE agreement

    • Cease fire

  • Redraw 38th parallel



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