The Korean War

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Who: North Korea's leader was Kim Il-sung and their general was Choi Yong-kun. South  Korea's leader was Syngman Rhee and it was led by Chung Il-kwon. The U.S. General was Douglas MacArthur.

What: The war was conflict between communist and anti-communist forces in Korea. Both sides of Korea wanted a united government under their control. With North Korea, China and Russia were aiding them. On South Korea, the U.S and United Nations were helping them. What happened in the war was one side had the advantage and then they gave it to the other side.

Where: The Korean War was fought on the Korean Peninsula.

When: The Korean War started on June 25, 1950. The war stopped on July 17, 1953.

Why: The U.S took part in the Korean War for two reasons. The first reason was that they thought if Korea turned communist, most if not all of Asia would turn communist. They also thought it would affect their way of life.

Summary: The Korean War was a war between North and South Korea. It started on June 25, 1950 ended on July 17, 1953. China and Russia were helping North Korea and the U.S and United Nations were helping South Korea. Kim Il-sung was leading North Korea while Syngman Rhee was leading South Korea.

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