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The Korean war is often called the _____ war The forgotten war
How did the Korean war begin? The Korean war begun when the communist Northern Korea invaded the anti-communist South in 1950
Korea is divided into ____ and _____ North and South Korea. After World War II, Korea was divided into communist backed North Korea and anti-communist backed South Korea
The dividing line between South Korea and North Korea is the ________ Parallel 38th Parallel
During the war North Korean were sponsored by the communist counties of? Soviet Union and China
What was the most serious cause of deadlocked peace talks? Return of soldiers involved in fighting to their respective countries. Many North Korean and Chinese soldiers did not want to return to their home countries
Why did Korea stay divided? Soviet Union supported a communist government in the North, the U.S. supported a democratic government in the South
The Korean war ended in ______ 1953
What happened in 1953 that finally achieved peace in the war? Joseph Stalin the communist ruler of the soviet union died and Eisenhower became the new president
What type of government did South Korea chose? A Democratic Government
How did Truman respond to the invasion of South Korea? UN agreed with him to send troops to the South to fight the North Korean forces. The troops would be led by Douglas MacArthur
Why were MacArthur's troops pushed back into South Korea after they tried to invade North Korea? China entered the war and their troops overwhelmed the troops of the UN and U.S.
Why was MacArthur fired? MacArthur wanted to invade china but President Truman felt that attacking China would lead to another World War
President _______ came after Truman Eisenhower
What happened to the Korean War once Eisenhower became president? The North and South Korea formed an armistice to redraw the 38th parallel and have a demilitarized zone along the border
What is a demilitarized zone? It is a zone that has no military presence

The Korean war is often called the _____ war

How did the Korean war begin?

Korea is divided into ____ and _____

The dividing line between South Korea and North Korea is the ________ Parallel

During the war North Korean were sponsored by the communist counties of?

What was the most serious cause of deadlocked peace talks?

Why did Korea stay divided?

The Korean war ended in ______

What happened in 1953 that finally achieved peace in the war?

What type of government did South Korea chose?

How did Truman respond to the invasion of South Korea?

Why were MacArthur's troops pushed back into South Korea after they tried to invade North Korea?

Why was MacArthur fired?

President _______ came after Truman

What happened to the Korean War once Eisenhower became president?

What is a demilitarized zone?

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