Korea annexed by Japan
North Korean forces swept across the 38th parallel in a surprise attack on South Korea.
MacArthur launched a counterattack with tanks, heavy artillery, and fresh troops from the US.
300,000 Chinese troops joined the war on the side of North Korea.
MacArthur called for an extension of the war into China.
Truman made the shocking announcement that he had fired MacArthur.
As MacArthur controversy died down the soviet union unexpectedly suggested a cease-fire.