In the beginning, 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army traveled across the boundary of the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea of the North and Western Republic of Korea of the South, or the start of the Korean War. The Korean War was an event that drawled many nations’ attention to the arguing peninsula. The war was basically the border clashing between two rivals Korean system of governments, each trying to over power one another through political and conventional tactics. That invasion was the first armed force attack of the civil war. With Japan, Korea, the United States, and China being in it, it went for more than 3 years from June 25th, 1950 – July 27th, 1953. In the end with the Korean War, North Korea had 750,000 men dead in this whole thing and weren’t able to win. But how did everyone get involved? And how did it all end for them? There has to be reasons that they countries got involved.
First, June 25th, 1950, 90,00 North Korean People’s Army troops attacked the ROK Army, which started it all. With the Americans coming in the South side in the beginning of July, the 14th through the 16th North Koreans shatter two divisions of General William F. Dean’s 24th division at the Kum River. By July 19th the city of Taejon falls to the North Koreans. The Chinese and Japanese came in by October and by December 11th a huge fleet of ships started a 2-week evacuation of 105,000 troops and another 98,000 Koreans from the port of Hungnam. There were preparations for prison camps on an island called Koje-do in South Korea in February 1951. April 21st after MacArthur was relieved of command and was replaced, the UN Forces go into a 3-day battle with the Chinese and North Koreans, and win.
Next, this was the first actual war for the United Nations playing a major role in. President Truman was afraid by a number of events that happened up to the war. Like the Soviet atomic bombing in August 1949; events in Asia when he encountered internal criticism from Republicans who claimed he had “lost” China for not supplying plenty of assistance to Chinese nationalists. Truman argues, “Communism has passed beyond the use of subversion to conquer independence nations and will now use armed invasion and war.” Right when North Korean troops invaded the South, the administration of Truman took a hold upon the moment to protect a noncommunist administration from takeover by communist soldiers. American troops entered the war on the South Korea’s side the beginning of July 1950. A small unit of 406 men from the United States military was in the first fight in Korea on July 5th, 1950. By August 1st-17th, UN forces in Korea were forced to retreat to the Pusan Perimeter in the south of the peninsula. North Korea successfully attacked at Naktong Bulge, breaking the Pusan perimeter defense. On the 17th of August, the U.S Marines struck the enemy at Naktong Bulge and win. September 27th, Douglas MacArthur, the main general in the...