What was the impact of General MacArthur on the Korean War?

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  • What was the impact of General MacArthur on the Korean War?
    • Success
      • MacArthur decided to break out of the Pusan perimeter and stage a huge sea-borne attack behind enemy lines at the port of Inchon
        • Seoul was relieved and N. Korean troops driven back across the 38th Parallel
        • UNO mission accomplished
      • MacArthur was fired after disobeying orders for the use of nuclear bombs on China and was replaced by General Ridgeway
        • Prevented World War 3
      • UNO counter attacks
        • Seoul was retaken for the last time by UNO forces in March 1951
        • forced the Chinese and N. Koreans back to the 38th Parallel
    • Failure
      • After pushing the Communists back over the N. Korean border MacArthur now decided to reunite the whole Korean Peninsula
        • Chinese feared an invasion of their territory and so launched a massive counter attack
        • Seoul was captured by the Communist in early 1957
        • UNO forces were driven southwards and back across the 38th Parallel
      • Failure for MacArthur personally
        • After the Chinese counter attack MacArthur argued the case for the use of nuclear weapons against China
          • MacArthur was fired after disobeying orders and was replaced by General Ridgeway

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