In an initial phase, north-Americans became solidary with MacArthur, with Truman’s public approval decreasing. In the north-American context, the word “war” would come to loose precision and war declarations would come to be seen as unnecessary or inconvenient. The group Guardians of Peace hacked Sony’s computer system, disclosing internal information and data about future launches and demanding to Sony to cancel the launch of The Interview, to which they called “the movie of terrorism” [North Kora complaint to the United Nations about The Interview, with the justification that it promotes terrorism against the country]. The map is set along the "38th Parallel", a popular name given to latitude 38° N, which prior to the Korean War was the boundary between North and South Korea. In New York, the news was received with caution, since there had already been false alarms about Korea. On June 25th, 2015, in the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, North Korea appealed to the world to join it to “dismember the gangster US imperialists.”. By 1948, as a product of the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, Korea was split into two regions with separate governments. Had it not been for China's resurgence in … In Korea, the battle seemed to have calmed down. Sentence: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union occupied the north of the 38th Parallel and United States occupied the south. Definition of the 38th parallel from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. On Sunday, June 25th, Communist forces attacked the Republic of Korea. The most noticeable feature of the map is the large dam on its eastern edge. The Korean War was an offensive one for the Allies at this stage. The Cold War turned hot for the first time in the Korean peninsula in the mid-1950s. The question asks about General MacArthur's decision to cross the 38th parallel thus 'invading North Korea'. From Tokyo, the General finds out about this change through a phone call from a subordinate, who heard the news on the radio minutes before. In 1948, the line became the boundary of the newly created country of South Korea and North Korea. In the initial phases of the war, The New York Times even published verbatimas daily information disclosed by the military, usually occupying almost entirely the second page. Why Korea was split at the 38th parallel after World War II. Definition: A former State Department official who was accused of being a Communist spy and was convicted of perjury. In June 1950, with the support of China and the Soviet Union, North Korea launched an attack on South Korea across the 38th parallel. It will quickly bring to an end the fighting between the United Nations forces and the Communist armies.”. President Trump Participates in a Video Teleconference with Members of the Military. The media didn’t had technical nor financial conditions to send special envoys and showed a big dependency of military sources. SOVIET-AMERICAN partition of Korea in 1945 was among the most unfortunate outgrowths of World War II. It was, defended MacArthur, “an enormous handicap, without precedent in the military history”. Marguerite Higgins wasn’t a beginner in the coverage of the Korean War. There was a kind of push-and-pull warfare that eventually ended at the 38th parallel, which (coincidentally) is where they divided the country. That is exactly what it amounts to”, answered the president. Kim Il-Sung, who had already manifested the desire of conquering South Korea and to unify the peninsula, concluded that the hypothetical invasion wouldn’t find north-American resistance. In the beginning of 1951, fights have reached an impasse. However, no formal agreement was reached, and later The General returns to the United States as a hero. The north-American congress never would declare war, opening a precedent in the country’s political system. It was the Portuguese Fernanda Reis, special envoy of the Brazilian newspaper to the Korean War. His plans went ahead on June of 1950. Eisenhower tells the country the news: “An armistice was signed almost an hour ago in Korea. Alger Hiss. The problem with the Korean War is that it is a debatable war and one can go back and forth regarding its entrance into the 38th parallel. “Mr. This attack has made it clear, beyond all doubt, that the international Communist movement is willing to use armed invasion to conquer independent nations. By that time, neither the north-American government nor the United Nations had been informed about the attack. Despite the military protection, 11 registered reporters died during the coverage of the Korean War. December 28, 2019. 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