The Korean War

A brief synopsis of the Korean War

The War

-The Korean War Began on June 25,1950

-75,000 soviet-backed North Korean soldiers Invaded the pro-western Southern half. This was the first military action of the Cold War

-The United States frantically tried to arrange a truce between the two sides. They were afraid if fighting continued more nations would get involved.

-The war ended in July 1953 after the death of more than 5 million soldiers and civilians.

-To this day, the Korean Peninsula is still divided in two.

Rashawn Slater