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Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 37. Korean War (1950–1953)
Chapter 37. Korean War (1950–1953)
At Issue

In May 1948, Korea was split along the 38th parallel into a Communist, pro-Soviet North Korea (the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea) and a capitalist, pro-West South Korea (Republic of Korea). On June 25, 1950, the North Korean People’s Army invaded South Korea, prompting the United Nations—led militarily by the United States—to come to the aid of the South Koreans.

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