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  • South Korea
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    Harry S. Truman

    The Korean War

    South Korea
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    On June 25, 1950, the North Korean army under Kim Il-sung invaded South Korea, starting the Korean War.




  • South Korea
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    Korean War

    North Korean military (KPA) forces crossed the border and advanced into South Korea

    South Korea
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    The conflict escalated into warfare when North Korean military (KPA) forces—supported by the Soviet Union and China—crossed the border and advanced into South Korea on 25 June 1950.




  • New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    Korean War

    The United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned the North Korean invasion

    New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    On 25 June 1950, the United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned the North Korean invasion of South Korea, with UN Security Council Resolution 82.




  • Korean Peninsula (North Korea and South Korea)
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    Vietnam War

    Korean War

    Korean Peninsula (North Korea and South Korea)
    Sunday Jun 25, 1950

    The outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 convinced many Washington policymakers that the war in Indochina was an example of communist expansionism directed by the Soviet Union.




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