The Korean War.

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The Korean War took place in Korea, June 25 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953.

The Korean War started because Kim Il Sung wanted to invade South Korea because he wanted to control the Korean peninsula. Kim Il Sung was he leader of the North Korea armies. When Kim Il Sung attacked South Korea, the USA soon after received the news and came to help South Korea. The Korean War included Korea, the United Nations, U.S.A., Russia, and China. There was over 3.2 million deaths and wounded.

Background

During 1945 at the Cecilienhof Palace, the Potsdam Conference was held. The United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union decided to split Korea in two. Unfortunately they did not include Korea at the conference.

Facts

  • In the Korean War jets were used in combat for the first time in history.



  • There is 2 parts of Korea, a north side and a south side.




  • Kim Il Sung was born in 1912 and was 35 years old in the Korean War

Battle ships from the Korean War

Bibliography

Korean War( n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved from http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War


Milestones: 1945 - 1952 (n.d.). In Office of the Historian. Retrieved from https://history.state.gov/milestones/1945-1952/korean-war-2


Korean war(n.d.). in Totally History. Retrieved from http://totallyhistory.com/us-history/korean-war/