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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