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    • Korean War By: Kierra Ivy June 25, 1950-July 27, 1953
    • What Is The Korean War?
      • The Korean War is when North Korea invaded South Korea.
      • This happened south of the 38 th parallel.
      • The U.S. aided South Korea.
      • China and the Soviet Union helped North Korea.
      • Another name for the war in South Korea is 6.25 war.
      • In North Korea another name would be Fatherland Liberation War.
    • Causes
      • There were two different political governments in Korea.
      • During the elections for The Republic of Korea there were protests who feared that the elections would kill the chances for unification.
      • The North held their own elections.
      • The elections and the dividing of Korea.
    • How It Started
      • North Korean leader, Kim II Sung, wanted to unite Korea by force.
      • The U.S. and the Soviet Union differences prevented the North and South to negotiate a unification treaty.
    • Kim II Sung
      • Leader of North Korea.
      • Wanted to unite Korea by force.
      • Insisted on the war.
      • Thought that a peaceful reunification was impossible.
      • Sent his military across the 38 th parallel on June 25, 1950.
      • Attacked with many WWII Russian tanks.
      • Forces were stalled around Taegu and Pusan. The stalling is known as Pusan Perimeter.
      A Russian tank.
    • Stalin
      • Tried to prevent war and then later agreed and started preparing the soldiers for war.
      • Gave the Chinese some air cover for crossing the bridge over the Yalu River.
      • Died in March 1953.
    • President Syngman Rhee
      • Lead South Korea.
      • Wanted to unite Korea.
      • Forces were no match to the North.
    • President Truman
      • Ordered America air and naval units into action by June 27, 1950.
      • Responded to the invasion by giving support to the French in Vietnam.
      • Agreed to the UN forces moving into North Korea, but thought doing this would bring Soviet Union or China into the war.
      • Stated that “the U.S. would take whatever steps are necessary to meet the military situation, weapons included.”
      • Was criticized for making a lot of mistakes such as sending troops to Korea without the approval of Congress.
      • Fired General Douglas MacArthur for insubordination.
    • General Douglas MacArthur
      • Commander of the U.S. forces in the Pacific.
      • Wanted to cross the 38 th parallel.
      • Was fired by President Truman for insubordination because he wanted to bomb bases in China.
    • Lasting Effects
      • Approximately 10 million people were killed during the war.
      • North Korea lose.
      • The population went up in both North and South Korea.
      • South Korea has become one of the world’s economic success stories.
    • Primary Source
      • A letter about General MacArthur being fired.
      • It describes why he was being fired.
    • Map
    • Timeline
      • 1947
        • Two different political governments emerged in Korea
        • Soviet leaders believed Korea would unify together and refused to sign a treaty with Kim II Sung
      • 1948
        • South Korea held its first general election
        • The Republic of Korea was established and was known as the government of Korea
        • Communist countries recognized the DPKR as the government of North Korea
        • Korea becomes permanently divided along the 38 th parallel
      • 1949
        • Stalin tries to prevent war and then later start preparing soldiers for war
      • 1950
        • War starts
        • Communists forces captured Seoul, South Korea’s capital
        • President Truman ordered America air and naval units into action.
        • Soviet Union joins the war against Kim’s invasion.
    • Timeline Continued
        • B-26 Bomber aircraft struck against North’s airfield
        • China massed four armies and three artillery divisions on the Yalu River
        • Russians shot down 23 U.S. aircraft.
        • The Battle of Chongchon
      • 1951
        • Front lines stabilized near where war started
        • Chinese enters war and attack Americans
        • Americans landed more troops and drove the Chinese back
      • 1953
        • Dwight Eisenhower becomes American president
        • Americans threatened to use Atomic bomb if China didn’t stop fighting
        • An armistice was signed on July 27 (South Korea did not sign the armistice)
        • War ended with the help of the new President, Eisenhower.
    • The Atomic Bomb A picture of an atomic bomb like the one the Americans threatened to use if China didn’t stop fighting.
    • Bibliography
      • &quot;Learn Korean Language.&quot; Facts About the Korean War . 24 Apr. 2008 <http://www.learnkoreanlanguage.com/facts-about-the-korean-war.html>.
      • &quot;Korean War.&quot; Naval Historical Center . 1 May 2008 <http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/kowar/kowar.htm>.
      • &quot;KoreanWar.Com.&quot; Welcome to KoreanWar.Com . 1 May 2008 <http://www.koreanwar.com/>.
      • Bajanov, Dr. Evgueni. &quot;The Origins of the Korean War.&quot; Alternative Insight . June 2000. 6 May 2008 <http://www.alternativeinsight.com/Korean_War.html>.
      • Smitha, Frank E. &quot;The Korean War.&quot; Macrohistory and World Report . 2001. 6 May 2008 http://www.fsmitha.com/h2/ch24kor.html>.