The Battles Of The Korean War Essay

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On June 25, 1950, a war broke out on the peninsula of North and South Korea. The causes of this war were mostly attributed to North Korea’s attempted conquest of the entire Korean peninsula. North Korea invaded the South and thus began the Korean War. This was a war that ultimately involved the forces of the United States and numerous other countries. The Korean War cost the lives of 2,000,000 people in only three years. This catastrophic loss of life was due to the events took place during the war. Many, many battles took place during the Korean War. At dawn on June 25, 1950, 90,000 soldiers were sent into the Southern Republic of Korea or South Korea. These 90,000 men made up two-thirds of the 135,000 man army of North Korea. On June…show more content…
With a boost in morale, the UN forces continue to push forward. Soon, Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, was captured. At this point, the end of the war appears to be in sight. China, however, did not like the close proximity that the battles were reaching to China. China threatened to send soldiers to assist North Korea if the United Nations didn’t back off from the Yalu River. In hopes of ending the war before Christmas, General MacArthur ignored China’s warnings and pressed forward trying to oppress North Korean forces to force them into surrendering. On November 25, the Chinese launched a major offensive which resulted in immense casualties for the UN forces. The U.S. 2nd and 25th divisions were defeated and were forced to retreat from the Yalu River. After several days of fighting the forces at the river, the Chinese force the UN allies to retreat. Once UN forces retreat, they once again become encircled by the communists and attempt to escape in one of the most bloody and desperate actions of the war. The Chinese continued to press onward and managed to press UN forces 50 miles south of the 38th parallel, an imaginary boundary which separated the North and South sides of Korea. With the aid of the Chinese, North Korean forces capture Seoul for the second time. Shortly after however, UN forces consolidate their lines just under the 37th parallel in South Korea. On January 25, 1951, the UN forces resume their offensive on communist
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