Editor says, what if the Soviets had vetoed the UN resolution to defend South Korea? muses Matthew Dattilo on the Today in History web site. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, in reality there was a landing at Wonsan Harbor on October 26th, 1950, but it was only a two division force landed in support of the larger invasion occurring at Inchon. UN forces overran almost all of North Korea within a few weeks of these landings, but hundreds of thousands of Chinese "volunteers" pushed them back south during the winter of 1950-51. The front stabilized after that, but the fighting continued until July, 1953 when a ceasefire was signed and the border between the two Koreas was fixed at the 38th parallel, where it had been set before the war. No peace treaty has ever been signed and, at least technically, the Korean War is still going on. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.