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Key Events of the Korean War

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What event marked the beginning of the Korean War?

The invasion of South Korea by North Korea

Which organization played a crucial role in supporting South Korea during the war?

United Nations

What was the significance of the Battle of Inchon?

It allowed UN forces to retake Seoul

Which country's intervention escalated the conflict and led to a stalemate along the 38th parallel?

China

Which side did the Soviet Union support during the Korean War?

North Korea

What was the initial goal of the North Korean invasion?

To unite the Korean Peninsula

Which event marked the involvement of the United States in the Korean War?

The UN Security Council resolution

What was the outcome of the Battle of Inchon for the UN forces?

They pushed the North Korean army back

Which parallel served as a dividing line between the two sides during the stalemate?

38th parallel

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Key Events of the Korean War

  • The Korean War was a conflict that took place between 1950 and 1953 on the Korean Peninsula.
  • The war was fought between North Korea, supported by China and the Soviet Union, and South Korea, supported by the United States and other United Nations member countries.

Invasion of South Korea

  • The war began on June 25, 1950, with a surprise invasion of South Korea by North Korea.
  • North Korean forces quickly advanced, capturing the capital city of Seoul and pushing the South Korean army back.

United Nations Intervention

  • On June 27, 1950, the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution calling for member countries to assist South Korea in repelling the invasion.
  • This led to the formation of a United Nations Command, led by the United States.

Battle of Inchon

  • The United Nations forces launched a counteroffensive on September 15-19, 1950, with a daring amphibious landing at Inchon, a port city in South Korea.
  • The operation allowed the UN forces to retake Seoul and push the North Korean army back across the 38th parallel.

Chinese Intervention

  • On October 25, 1950, the Chinese People's Volunteer Army entered the war on the side of North Korea.
  • This intervention significantly escalated the conflict and led to a stalemate along the 38th parallel.

Test your knowledge on the key events that transpired during the Korean War, a significant conflict that occurred between 1950 and 1953 on the Korean Peninsula. From the invasion of South Korea to the involvement of various countries, this quiz covers important aspects of the war.

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