Sixteen countries, including the United States, sent combat troops to assist South Korea under the command of the United Nations Army. The Chinese army intervened in North Korea.
The war broke out on June 25, 1950, when North Korean troops stormed the 38th parallel line dividing North Korea and South Korea. The armistice agreement signed on July 27, 1953 ended the conflict, but because there was no peace treaty, the war never officially ended.
Although the twists and turns of today’s US-DPRK relations have become the focus of the problems left over from the Korean War, it is still a conflict that has been widely ignored.
Regarding the Korean War, you may not understand the following six things:
The US military once controlled one of the most secret cities on earth, Pyongyang
It is almost impossible for Americans to travel to North Korea or its capital. Without special permission from the US State Department, U.S. passport holders are not allowed to enter the office.
But within eight weeks of 1950, Pyongyang was under the control of the US military.
According to history, the US military quickly returned home.
By October 22, the Eighth Army of the United States had established an advance headquarters in the headquarters building of North Korean leader Kim Il Sung.
The photos at the time showed an American intelligence officer sitting on Kim Jong Il’s desk, with a portrait of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin hanging on the wall behind him.
But the US occupation of Pyongyang is short-lived. When the Chinese troops participated in the war in late November 1950, they quickly moved southward and defeated the US troops from Pyongyang on December 5.
During World War II, the United States threw more bombs at North Korea than the entire region
Most of the pictures of the Korean War are ground battles fought in North Korea’s Korea Reservoir and Incheon. However, most of the damage caused by the US military to North Korea was done in unremitting bombing operations.
Journalists, international observers, and American prisoners of war in North Korea during the war reported that almost every sturdy building was destroyed. By November 1950, North Korea had advised its citizens to dig holes for housing and housing.
General Curtis LeMay, the father of the American strategic bombing and the fire that destroyed the Japanese city in World War II, said of the US bombing of North Korea:
“We went to fight there and eventually burned every town in North Korea anyway.”
Armstrong said that the impact of the bombing of North Korea has continued to this day.
“The government of North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) has never forgotten the lessons of North Korea’s vulnerability to American air strikes, continued to strengthen air defenses after the armistice agreement, built underground facilities and eventually developed nuclear weapons to ensure North Korea’s armistice for half a century. Will not be in this position.” Armstrong wrote.
North Korea persuaded the Soviet Union and Stalin to let the war happen
After the end of World War II, control of the Korean peninsula (occupied by defeated Japanese troops) was divided between the Soviet Union in the north and the United States in the south.
When Kim Jong Il first filed an invasion request in March 1949, Stalin remained vigilant and did not want to clash with the United States, which still has an occupation force in South Korea.
But when these troops withdrew in the summer of 1949, Stalin’s opposition softened, and by April 1950, Soviet leaders were ready to hear Kim Jong Il’s voice again when the North Korean leader visited Moscow.
Stalin told Kim Jong Il that the Soviet Union would support the invasion, but only if Kim Jong Il must also be approved by the Communist Party of China.
Encouraged by the victory of Communist China in defeating the Kuomintang army in 1949-during a civil war in which Washington did not intervene-Chinese leader Mao Zedong agreed and expressed his willingness to provide backup force for the North Korean army when the United States finally intervened.
In this way, Jin can invade.
The Korean War saved Taiwan from potential communism takeover
In 1949, the Chinese Communist Party gathered troops in the coastal area to invade Taiwan. During the Chinese Civil War, Chiang Kai-shek and his Kuomintang army fled Taiwan after losing to Mao Zedong and the Communist Party.
However, the outbreak of the Korean War created a great obstacle to the Chinese communist plan (US Navy). Fearing the spread of the Korean War in East Asia, President Harry Truman sent US warships to the waters between China and Taiwan.
The U.S. State Department told Taiwan how close it is to an autonomous government that is still part of China in Beijing.
The article said: “The emergence of the Seventh Fleet angered the Chinese Communists, and they transferred the troops preparing to invade Taiwan to the front line of North Korea.”
These Chinese troops will cause terrible losses to the American and South Korean troops they face, and eventually drive them out of North Korea completely.
But China also suffered huge losses. More than 180,000 people were killed.
The first jet VS jet scuffle
In the Second World War, jet fighters joined the German Messerschmidt 262 and began military service. However, until the Korean War, jet fighters did not engage in “top shootout” melee.
The records seem to agree to the first engagement on November 8, 1950 in Sinuiju, North Korea, and its border with China, near the Yalu River in North Korea. The Americans were flying on the F-80 Shooting Star aircraft and encountered the MiG-15. The Soviet-made aircraft might be piloted by a Soviet pilot from a Chinese base.
To be sure, the next day, on November 9, 1950, the US Rear Admiral Cmdr. William Amen flew an F9F fighter on a Philippine aircraft carrier and shot down the MiG-15 during an air strike on the bridge over the Yalu River.
According to the USNI report, Soviet records confirmed the MiG-15 loss that day.
Later in the war, the United States introduced F-86 aircraft to the Korean conflict. That plane won a reputation in the battle against MiG 15 in the so-called “MiG Alley”. The MiG Hutong is a border area between China and North Korea, and Soviet pilots flew from the Chinese base.
“A large number of MiG aircraft will wait on the Manchu side of the border. When UN aircraft enter MiG Lane, these MiG aircraft will dive down from high altitude to attack. If the MiG aircraft is in trouble, they will try to escape (in order to prevent In the wider war, United Nations pilots were ordered not to attack Manchurian targets.) Even with this advantage, Communist pilots were still unable to compete with the higher-scoring U.S. Air Force saber pilots. The kill rate against MiG was about 8:1 .”
America never declared war
During the battle on the Korean peninsula from 1950 to 1953, although millions of people were killed, technically, this was the so-called “police operation” casualties.
According to the US Constitution, only the US Congress can declare war on another country. But it has not done so since the Second World War.
When North Korea invaded the South in 1950, US President Harry Truman sent US troops to intervene as part of a joint effort approved by the UN Security Council.
The website of the US House of Representatives says that although the Allied forces have existed since the founding of the Republic, “after the Second World War… Allied forces have expanded in size, often granting the President full power to engage with the United States in military contacts around the world.”
Duziyak wrote: “The Korean War helped achieve the permanent war of this century.”