Extension of CW: KW Timeline

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In History
  • US and USSR withdrew troops from Korea

    US and USSR withdrew troops from Korea
  • Successful Soviet testing of atomic bomb

    Successful Soviet testing of atomic bomb
    US intelligence sources detected traces of radioactivity in the northern Pacific. The SU had detonated their first atomic bomb. Americans had underestimated the technological expertise of the Soviets. Soviet possession of the bomb "changed everything".
  • Fall of China to Communism

    Fall of China to Communism
    gave USSR courage to challenge US, led Stalin to giving permission to Kim to attack S.Korea.
    For the US, it sparked an immense fear of the domino theory
    US had to intervene in KW to prove their credibility in resisting communism across the world
  • Truman authorised development of H-bomb

    Truman authorised development of H-bomb
  • Dean Acheson’s Defence Perimeter speech

    Dean Acheson’s Defence Perimeter speech
  • Stalin gave Kim permission to attack S.Korea

    Stalin gave Kim permission to attack S.Korea
  • N.Korean attacked S.Korea

    N.Korean attacked S.Korea
  • Arrival of US troops, but N.Koreans continued to adv

    Arrival of US troops, but  N.Koreans continued to adv
  • S.Korean forces pushed back to Pusan

    S.Korean forces pushed back to Pusan
  • S.Korean forces crossed the 38th //, entered N.Korea

    S.Korean forces crossed the 38th //, entered N.Korea
  • Communist forces pushed south of Seoul

    Communist forces pushed south of Seoul
  • MacArthur openly called for A-bombing of China

    MacArthur openly called for A-bombing of China
  • Truman sacked MacArthur for insubordination

    Truman sacked MacArthur for insubordination
  • Stalemate: Peace talks began, dragged on for 2 years due to POW issue

    Stalemate: Peace talks began, dragged on for 2 years due to POW issue
  • Stalin wasted

    Stalin wasted
  • Armistice

    Armistice