The North Koreans attacked.
They were very successful.
They captured most of South Korea.
The Americans were alarmed (see Source B).
They persuaded the United Nations to support South Korea.
The American Army, led by General MacArthur, went to Korea, drove back the North Koreans and recaptured South Korea. It invaded North Korea.
It advanced as far as the Chinese border.
Now the Chinese were alarmed.
They attacked MacArthur, and drove the Americans back.
They recaptured North Korea, and advanced into South Korea.
The Americans landed more troops.
They drove the Chinese back (the Chinese lost 200,000 men).
MacArthur reached the 38th parallel in March 1951.
Truman told MacArthur to stop.
MacArthur was sacked when he publicly criticised Truman’s order.
Stalin died in 1953. He was hated all over eastern Europe. When they heard he was dead, people in East Berlin rioted.
After a short struggle for power, Khrushchev became the new ruler in Russia.