The Korean War Ch. 12, Less. 3

Demilitarized zone- region where military forces are not allowed

At the end of World War II, Korea was divided st the 38th parallel of altitude by the U.S. and Soviet Union.

North Korea invaded South Korea, hoping to unite in under a Communist government.

UN Forces came under the command of U,S, general and World War II hero Douglas MacArthur. South Korea cam ejnder the control of UN forces.
General MacArthur

Chinese Communists saw the advancement of the UN troops into North Korea as a threat. The goal of the UN was to unify Korea.

By January 1951, Communists had captured Seoul, South Korea's capital.

Truman wanted to negotiate an end to the fighting, but MacArthur wanted to drop atomic bombs. Truman disagreed.

In April 1951, MacArthur was removed, causing an uproar, because for his popularity. General MacArthur dramatically left, with polls against the President.

Negotiators finally reached a cease-fire agreement in July 1953, during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The United States had shown the Soviets that it was willing to use force to block the spread of communism.

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