The Korean War 1950-1953Key questions considered: Why did North Korea invade the South in 1950? Why did the Chinese intervene and what effect did this have on the war? Why did the Korean War end in stalemate? Content covers: The outbreak of war – aims of Kim Il Sung and Syngman Rhee The role of the USA, USSR and UN The events of the war – Inchon, crossing of the 38th parallel, Yalu river Chinese intervention Truman’s dismissal of MacArthur Causes of the stalemate, US public opinion and the changing nature of the war.
Professor Kevin Ruane