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United Nations Involvement

When hostile North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel in Korea in June of 1950, the United Nations Security Council called for an immediate end to hostilities. When its further demand that North Korea withdraw forces from the southern half of the Korean peninsula fell on deaf ears, the UN Security Council recommended that members of the United Nations join forces to repel the attack. Twenty-one nations agreed to contribute arms, money, medical supplies, and/or troops to rid South Korea of the Communist aggressor.

This page of The Korean War Educator provides information about the contributions of individual nations and those of the United Nations Council as a whole. Readers wishing to add more information to these pages should contact Lynnita Brown at lynnita@koreanwar-educator.org or call her at 217-253-4620.

Table of Contents:

United Nations Involvement
Participating Nations
UN Peak Combat Strengths
UN Forces Estimated Casualties


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