The Korean War
A brief synopsis of the Korean War
-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.