SS Ch. 12 Less. 2 Austins Slate

At the end of World War 2, the East Asian country of Korea came under control of the Untied States and the Soviet Union.

Hoping to unite Korea, North Korean troops invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950.

North Korea's invasion alarmed President Truman.

By spring of 1951, UN forces had recovered.

Once again, they pushed the Communists across the 38th parallel.

Truman wanted to negotiate an end to the fighting.

Truman concluded that it was only action he could take and "still be president of the Inited States."

The United States erupted in protest over MacArthur's firing.

There were talks to end the Korean War in July 1953.

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


Created with images by BruceEmmerling - "monument korean war memorial" • skeeze - "larry linville wayne rogers gary burghoff"

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