Standoff at the 38th Parallel

On June 25, 1950, North Korea crossed the 38th parallel to attack South Korea . South Korea was not expecting North Korea to attack them and soon the North Koreans had pushed far into south Korea.

UN troops help

As the North Koreas continued to advance, the UN landed and started to attack northward from Pusan. As the North Koreans were being pushed back, the Chinese felt threatened and decided to back up their North Koreans with 300,000 troops.

Capture the capital

In January 1951 the North Koreans and Chinese had officially captured the South Korea capital of Seoul. Soon after Douglas McArthur declared that the U.S. should declare Nuclear war on China. She was later fired for this belief.

Change of tides

In 1952, the UN and the South Koreas regained their capital and began to push back the North Koreans into North Korea. Then a year later in 1953 both North and South Korea established a treaty and established a division near the 38th parallel.


Korea remained divided after the war and is separated by a demilitarized section. Also North Korea led by Kim Jong II stayed with their communist beliefs and suffered with economic and social problems while manufacturing many arms and nuclear weapons. South Korea benefited when North Korea was suffering because they were open to trade and recieved major help from the US.

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