The Cold War heats up

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1945

1945

In 1945 the Republic of Korea, usually called South Korea was established with the Capitol city was called Seoul
And the communists formed the democratic people's Republic of Korea with the capital of Pyongyang

June 1950

June 1950

North Korean invades South Korea and capture the Capitol

September 1950

September 1950

North Korea pushes South Korea and UN troops south to the perimeter of Pusan

September to October 1950

October 1950

UN troops under mcaurthur land at lnchon and move north from Pusan. This drives North Korea out of South Korea

November 1950

November 1950

The Chinese intervene and force UN troops to retreat across the 38th parallel

Armistice

July 1953

An armistice was signed ending the war