* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project
KOREAN WAR BY: Tierra Thomas Brianna Snow Megan Godfrey What’s happening • In 1950, the Cold War suddenly turned into a “Hot War” when North Korea and South Korea entered in a direct fighting battle. • This war was a result of a political division of The North Korean communists and South Korean anticommunists. The “Korean War” was the first significant armed battle of the Cold War This war was also known as “The Forgotten War”, “Century’s Nastiest War”, “Sour War”, and the “Coldest Winter”. Picking sides.. • • Since North Korea was following under communism when it came time for war the Soviet Union, and China were there to help them in the war since they shared the same type of government. But for South Korea they were anticommunists, so United States was on their side, giving aid to help stop the spread of communism. • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7txOH_sOwxE More detail.. • • • • Towards the end of WWII Japan ruled the Korean Peninsula, in 1945 Japan surrendered so American Administrators divided the peninsula along the 38th parallel. United States troops looked after the southern part and the Soviet troops looked after the Northern part. But with failure of the division between the two sides, the North established a communist government, while the South created an anti-communist government. On June 25, 1950 the Communist North Korea invaded across the border into South Korea with the intentions of reunifying the country through force. Korea received help.. • The United States and then Red China intervened by sending hundreds of thousands of their own troops into the battle to help prevent the defeat within their Korean allies. Statistics.. • • • There were 6.8 million American men and women served during The Korean War. 54,200 deaths total to Americans in service, and of those 33,700 were actual battle deaths. There were over 4,000 men who went MIA (missing in action) Outcome of the war.. • The result of the Korean War was An Armistice was signed on July 27, 1953 saying that all fighting would stop. • Some view this war a loss for the UN and the United States, while others did not. Korean War Veterans Memorial • Located in Washington D.C’s West Potomac Park. It was authorized by the U.S. Congress on October 28, 1986. Inscriptions list the numbers killed, wounded, missing in action, and held as prisoners of war. North & South Korea today.. • For almost 20 years after the Korean War, relations between North and South Korea were minimal and very strained. Contact between both countries didn’t officially occur until 1971. Works Cited • • • "The Korean War." United States History. Web. 26 May 2010. <http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1629.html>. "The Korean War." Naval History & Heritage Command. Web. 26 May 2010. <http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/events/kowar/kowar.htm>. "Korean War Memorial Wall." Washington DC Travel. Web. 31 May 2010. <http://www.visitingdc.com/memorial/korean-war-memorial-wall.htm>.