The Korean War was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the support of the United Nations, with the principal support from the United States). The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following a series of clashes along the border. Korea had been split into two sovereign states in 1948. North Korea was established as a socialist state under communist leadership and South Korea was established as a capitalist state. Both South Korea and North Korea claimed to be the sole legitimate government of all Korea and neither accepted the border between them as permanent. The fighting continued until 27 July 1953 when an armistice was signed. The agreement created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea and allowed the return of prisoners. However, no peace treaty was ever signed, and the two Koreas are technically still at war.
Backed by the U.S.S.R. and China, the communist government of North Korea abandoned its strategy of trying to take over South Korea through subversion and launched an attack on South Korea in the
June 25 - North Korea invades South Korea.
June 27 - The United States joins the Korean War.
September 15 The United States and the UN lead an amphibious invasion of Inchon and regain much of South Korea.
October After US and UN advances north to near the Chinese border, China joins the Korean War.
February 1 - Peace talks began after the US
and UN troops retreat to the South.
The war continued for another two years.
July 27 - North Korea and South Korea agree to a truce and create the Demilitarized Zone.
No peace treaty has ever been signed.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Korean. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 41° 31.125′ N, 83° 48.232′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehouse OH 43571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); Vietnam War (here, next to this marker); Gulf Wars & Afghanistan War (here, next to this marker); Whitehouse Veterans Memorial Park (here, next to this marker); Other Military Operations (here, next to this marker); Army (a few steps from this marker); Navy (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitehouse.
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