The Korean War

Michelle M.

Korean War Starts

Sunday, June 25th 1950 at 12am

South Korea

What was the Korean War?

The Korean War was a conflict between communist and non communist forces in Korea; it lasted till June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.

Why did the Korean War start?

-The cause of the Korean War was that the Soviets and the United States disagreed with what they should do with Korea after world war II

-the soviets wanted to expand communism

-the united states encouraged the establishment of democracy

-the united states stressed importance of containment which is a foreign policy used to prevent the spread of communism.

How did it effect the U.S. and the Soviet Union?

Political disaster for Soviet Union, for the United States the army doubled its size as was the members of air groups and they were deployed outside American territory in Europe the middle east and elsewhere in Asia. And for Korea, the Korean peninsula theoretically remains at war; no peace treaty has ever been signed, US bombing destroyed most of the North’s industry agriculture transportation communication systems. Some 10 million families were separated by the border between north and South Korea.

Fun Facts!

1)the hit TV show M*A*S*H was based off of the Korean War

2)The U.S. spent around $67 billion on the war.

3)U.S. troops engaged: 5,720,000

Korean War ends

Monday, July 27th 1953 at 12am