The Korean War 1950-1953
3 Key Details
- North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25,1950
- After the first summer of fighting President Truman decided to turn on South Korea and fight against them.
- The Chinese were not happy with MacArthur acting aggressive to the North Koreans and sent their army into the war. MacArthur got replaced by General Matthew Ridgway. This was President Trumans Decision.
The TV show "M*A*S*H" took place during the Korean War.
About 2.5 people were either killed or severely injured.
President Truman Strongly considered using nuclear weapons during the Korean War.
Outcome of The War
To end the war, a treaty was signed on July 17,1953. After this happened, both countries remained independent.