The Korean War - The Korean War In A Nutshell In 1950, the...

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The Korean War In A Nutshell In 1950, the new Cold War suddenly turned hot when Communist North Korea invaded anticommunist South Korea. The United States immediately intervened in the conflict by sending combat troops to aid the South. The Americans halted the North Korean advance, then drove the North Koreans into retreat by launching a brilliant amphibious assault far behind enemy lines. By October 1950, it appeared likely that the Americans would not only save South Korea, but liberate North Korea from Communist control as well. However, just as victory seemed at hand, Communist Red China launched its own surprise intervention, inflicting heavy casualties while driving the Americans back into the South. After 1951, the war settled into a frustrating stalemate along entrenched battle lines not far from the 38th parallel—the same line that had divided North and South Korea before the war began. Active combat involving American forces in Korea ended in 1953 with the signing of a cease-fire
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