1950-1953 (1)
The Korean War began when North Korea(Kim II
Sung) invaded the South(Syngman Rhee)
crossing the 38th Parallel dividing line. The United
Nations voted to provide military support while the
US and South Korean forces were pushed back to
the Pusan perimeter. MacArthur took command
and counterattacked by landing behind the North
Koreans at Inchon and pushed to the North
Korean-Chinese border despite being warned by
the Chinese to stop. China sent a million man
"volunteer" army to the south and drove UN
forces to the area of the 38th Parallel where a
stalemate developed.