of American combat forces as soon as possible. Jul 26, 1948, truman Desegregates Military. Both sides claim victory, and Korea remains divided at the 38th parallel. Jun 25, 1950 North Korea Invades Communist North Korean troops launch a full-scale invasion of the South, beginning the open military phase of the Korean War. While an admirable course of action, it failed to materialise when the Soviets refused to cooperate with United Nations when the time for an election arose. The Truman administration vehemently opposes such an expansion of the war. Oct 25, 1950 Chinese Cross the Yalu Communist Chinese forces, who have been secretly infiltrating Korean territory by slipping across the Yalu River under cover of darkness, ambush a South Korean regiment high in the mountains of North Korea. Syngman Rhee wins easily, positioning himself to become South Korea's first president. Summer 1952, eisenhower pledges to go to Korea to end the war. This decision marks a fundamental enlargement in American war arms, now expanded from merely rescuing South Korea to rolling back the communist regime in North Korea. The communists continue their southward advance, meeting little resistance in the countryside.
Soviet troops will occupy the northern portion of the country and the United States will take the southern half, with the 38th parallel serving as the dividing line between the two zones of occupation. Even so, the North Korean invasion came as an alarming surprise to American officials. The year begins with surging communist forces driving American and South Korean troops into a desperate southward retreat.
The massive Chinese intervention into the Korean conflict catches American military leaders completely off guard, leading to a series of crushing defeats. VP candidate Nixon contends Democrats had caved in to communists in Korea and that Democrat presidential candidate Stevenson should be called "Adlai the Appeaser". By the end of the summer, President Truman and General. The jubilant American soldiers are convinced that victory in the broader war is near, taking bets on exactly when they will be able to ship out for home. And UN Condemn North Korea In the morning, President Truman issues a statement announcing to the American public the decision made at Blair House on the 25th and 26th of June: "I have ordered United States air and sea forces to give the Korean Government. Apr 6, 1951 Truman and Cabinet Discuss MacArthur Following the public announcement of General MacArthur's belligerent comments, President Truman calls a meeting with Cabinet members to discuss the situation. But as American troops crossed the boundary and headed north toward the Yalu River, the border between. Syngman Rhee Elected, south Korea holds its first elections. Japanese investments begin to flow into the new colony, turning it into a source of industrial and agricultural wealth for Japan.
Martin, a Republican from Massachusetts, reads a letter from General MacArthur. The US Show Weakness. Jul 1945, potsdam and Korea, by mutual agreement at the Potsdam Conference, the United States and Soviet Unionallies.