Korean War

Main

38th parallel

1910 - August 1945

Japan had annexed Korea as WW2 ended Japanese troops surrendered to the soviets

1948

1948

South Korea established in the zone that had been occupied by the United States

North/south

June 1950

North Korean troops invade South Korea and capture the capital, Seoul

Korean War

June 25 1950

North Korea attacks South Korea

North/south

September 1950 - October 1950

UN troops under MacArthur land at Inchon and move north from Pusan

MacArthur's counterattack

September 15 1950

MacArthur's troops made a surprise amphibious landing behind enemy lines at Inchon, on Korea's west coast