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The forgotten war
The Korean war begun when the communist Northern Korea invaded the anti-communist South in 1950
North and South Korea. After World War II, Korea was divided into communist backed North Korea and anti-communist backed South Korea
Soviet Union and China
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
Soviet Union supported a communist government in the North, the U.S. supported a democratic government in the South
Joseph Stalin the communist ruler of the soviet union died and Eisenhower became the new president
A Democratic Government
UN agreed with him to send troops to the South to fight the North Korean forces. The troops would be led by Douglas MacArthur
China entered the war and their troops overwhelmed the troops of the UN and U.S.
MacArthur wanted to invade china but President Truman felt that attacking China would lead to another World War
The North and South Korea formed an armistice to redraw the 38th parallel and have a demilitarized zone along the border
It is a zone that has no military presence