The Korean War Summary

The Korean War Summary - The Korean War Summary &...

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From Seesaw to Stalemate On 25 June 1950, Communist North Korean troops poured across the border into South Korea, intent on reunifying the country through force of arms. What began as an escalation in Korea's bitter civil war soon exploded into a major international crisis, as first the United States and then Red China intervened by sending hundreds of thousands of their own ground troops into battle to prevent the defeat of their respective Korean allies. The war's first year brought seesawing fortunes on the battlefield. After the Communists captured more than 90 percent of the Korean Peninsula, pushing the South Koreans and their American allies to the brink of defeat, a brilliant counterattack engineered by General Douglas MacArthur quickly drove the North Koreans back across the border. Now the Americans surged forward, driving north toward China in hopes of liberating North Korea entirely from Communist rule. But just as MacArthur declared victory to
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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