World Events

Posted in 1950

  • Korean War: UN troops in actionThe Korean War begins when Communist North Korea invades South Korea. South Korea appeals for help to the United Nations which responds with an army, mainly American but provided by 15 countries, to fight the North.
  • Russia and China conclude a treaty of friendship.
  • India becomes a republic.
  • US Congress passes severe anti-communist laws. McCarthy's Senate Permanent Investigation Subcommittee begins 'Red Scare' and witch hunt in the USA.

Korean War: UN troops in action