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Korean War Topic Page
War from 1950 to 1953 between North Korea (supported by China) and South Korea, aided by the United Nations (the troops were mainly US). North Korean forces invaded South Korea on 25 June 1950, and the Security Council of the United Nations, owing to a walk-out by the USSR, voted to oppose them. The North Koreans held most of the South when US reinforcements arrived in September 1950 and forced their way through to the North Korean border with China.
North Korea Topic Page
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea occupies the N part of the Korean Peninsula extending S from NE China. Mountains form the country's heart. The highest peak, Paektu-san (2,744m [9,003ft]) is on the N border. E of the mountains lie the E coastal plains, which are densely populated, as are the coastal plains to the W which contain the capital, Pyongyang.
South Korea Topic Page
The Republic of Korea, as South Korea is officially known, occupies the S part of the Korean Peninsula. Mountains cover much of the country. The S and W coasts are major farming regions. There are many islands along the W and S coasts. The largest of these is Cheju-do, with South Korea's highest peak, Halla-san (1,950m [6,398ft]).
This pronouncement and its uses expanded the nation’s role in checking the spread of communism in the postwar era. In the early months of the cold war, as the atmosphere of wartime cooperation disintegrated, the British were propping up the Greek government against communist guerrillas believed to be receiving support from Moscow. In February 1947, facing financial problems and the end of its empire, Great Britain announced its plans to withdraw, prompting American fears that Greece and perhaps Turkey would fall under Soviet control.ater the same year.
MacArthur was reared on army posts and attended military school in Texas. At West Point he achieved an outstanding scholastic record, and after graduation (1903) he served in the Philippines and in Japan.
Truman, Harry S.
Thirty-third president of the United States (1945–53). Born in Lamar, Missouri, Truman served in World War I. After serving as vice president for only eighty-two days, Truman became president during one of the most critical moments in American history,
Kim II Sung Topic Page
1912–94, North Korean political leader, chief of state of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (1948–94); originally named Kim Sung Chu. While fighting Japanese occupation forces in the 1930s, he adopted the name Kim Il Sung after a famous Korean guerrilla leader of the early 20th cent.