the war, begun on June 25, 1950, between North Korea, aided by Communist China, and South Korea, aided by the United States and other United Nations members forming a United Nations armed force: truce signed July 27, 1953.
the war (1950–53) fought between North Korea, aided by Communist China, and South Korea, supported by the US and other members of the UN
A war, also called the Korean conflict, fought in the early 1950s between the United Nations, supported by the United States, and the communist Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). The war began in 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea. The United Nations declared North Korea the aggressor and sent military aid to the South Korean army. President Harry S. Truman declared the war a “police action” because he never asked Congress to pass an official declaration of war. He thereby established a precedent for President Lyndon Johnson, who committed troops to the Vietnam War without ever seeking a congressional mandate for his action.
General Douglas MacArthur commanded the United Nations troops, who were mostly from the United States. The tide turned against North Korea with the landings at Inchon, and its troops were pushed back into the north; but reinforcements from the People’s Republic of China soon allowed the North Koreans to regain lost territory. In 1953, with neither side having a prospect of victory, a truce was signed. In the course of the war, President Truman removed MacArthur from his command for insubordination. (See Truman-MacArthur controversy.)
noun 1. a strait between Korea and Japan, connecting the Sea of Japan and the East China Sea. 120 miles (195 km) long. noun 1. a strait between South Korea and SW Japan, linking the Sea of Japan (East Sea) with the East China Sea
/ˈkɒrərɔː/ noun (pl) -ros 1. a talk or discussion; meeting verb 2. (intransitive) to speak or converse
/ˈkɔːfˌbɔːl/ noun 1. an indoor game similar to basketball, in which each team consists of four men and four women 2. (formerly) an out game similar to basketball, in which each team consists of six men and six women
a Levitical family descended from Korah (Ex. 6:24; 1 Chr. 12:6; 26:1; 2 Chr. 20:19).