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START OF THE KOREAN
WARRhee (South) both
Kim Il Sung (North) & Syngman
eager to reunite Korea under their government system.
Regular attacks across 38th Parallel.
With support of Stalin & Russian drawn battle plans,
Kim Il Sung invaded the South on the 25/06 @ 4AM in
blitzkrieg attack.
War officially waged 6 hours later.
Truman responded by sending military aid to SK &
fleet to Taiwan (to be pursued by MZD) with UN
Security Council.
General McArthur appointed Commander in Chief of
UN forces in SK.…read more

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CAUSE FOR
INVOLVEMENT
½ of the world's population was communist with
China & USSR, alongside NK.
US felt extremely threatened by the communist
surge as their capitalist ideology was being
challenged.
US & their president were now seen as "soft on
communism" with loss of China, Korea was the
opportunity to rectify that cognition.
US saw themselves as the defender of freedom
& felt obligated to help SK, a fellow capitalist
brother. "Police action" was taken.…read more

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ESCALATION OF INVOLVEMENT
US began with only containment, initial
involvement.
Saw success & were encouraged to increase
involvement with Rollback into China.
Provoked Chinese involvement threatened
WW3.
US remained resilient & determined not to lose
SK like China, continued to escalate involvement
to maintain defence against communism.
McArthur regained Seoul the 2nd time.…read more

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END OF INVOLVEMENT
War reached Stalemate stage &
attrition wasn't boding well,
diplomacy needed to end the war.
Armistice signed July followed by...
Fighting ended 27/07/1951 with
exchange of prisoners of war.
US & China withdrew themselves
from Korea.…read more

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PHASE 1 :
CONTAINMENT
Dates:
th th
25 June ­ 30 Sept 1950
Aim:
To push back NK/Communism out of
SK, back over border.…read more

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