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Key events in the Korean war?

I need to make a timeline of the ten key events in the korean war that sum up the whole war.

If anybody could give me a list of the ten key events (With the date it occured on if possible) that would be great.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    1) the 38th Parallel had been established as the dividing line between North and South Korean since 1948.

    2) On January 12, 1950, United States Secretary of State Dean Acheson said America’s Pacific defense perimeter was made up of the Aleutians, Ryukyu, Japan, and the Philippines, implying that America might not fight over Korea. Acheson said Korea’s defense would be the responsibility of the United Nations.

    3) By 1950 Stalin gave Kim il Sung the nod to go ahead with an invasion into south Korea, Kim also told China/Mao about the attack and initially turned down assistance from the Chinese because Kim was certain it would be an easy victory. The invasion came on 25 June, 1950

    4) North Korea saw tremendous success at first, the South Koreans and Americans (who had been on a more or less a vacation in Japan since the end of WWII so they were out of shape and training) got pushed back to a small area at the southwestern tip of Korea named Pusan which was only about 10% of all Korea. This was in September 1950.

    5) General MacArthur was put in charge of U.N. forces in Korea and planned to attack the North Koreans behind their lines at Inchon. This Amphibious landing was called Operation Chromite and was executed on Sept. 15, 1950. The North had intelligence telling them it was going to occur but they ignored it because they thought it was too risky and couldn't be pulled off. It was a huge success and the North Koreans were cut off from their border and trapped between MacArthur's forces and the forces around Pusan.

    6)After the landing at Inchon, the North fled back across the 38th Parallel. Not thinking just pusing them back on their side of Korea was enough, MacArthur argued for an invasion of North Korea to stamp out communism their all together.

    7) When U.N. forces moved into North Korea, fighting took place near the Chinese border, which made Chairman Mao nervous. Kim then asked for Chinese help.

    8)By Nov 1950 Chinese and American/U.N. troops were engaging.

    9) 1951, Chinese and North Korean troops had again moved back south across the 38th Parallel, but not as far as the previous year.

    10) The sides basically fought to a stalemate, changing territory throughout 1950-July 1953 when a cease fire (not peace treaty) was agreed and the old lines were reestablished.

    Hope this helps..

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    4 years ago

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    5 years ago

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    Key events in the Korean war?

    I need to make a timeline of the ten key events in the korean war that sum up the whole war.

    If anybody could give me a list of the ten key events (With the date it occured on if possible) that would be great.

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    5 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

    it was a war during a cold time.

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