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As a founding country, that helped to write the U.N charter, Canada was obligated by treaty to come to the aid of Korea.

Canada's military role in Korea was quite large, with all arms being involved. Canadian air force squadrons flew combat patrols and fought air battles with both North Korean and Communist Chinese air craft. They had a good reputaion as aggessive and effective air fighters.

The Royal Canadian Navy operated coastal patrols with RCN destroyers and mine sweepers doing good work against the North Korean navy. HMCS Haida sank four shios and destroyed two TRAINS, with gunfire from off shore.

The Canadian Army provided combat infantry battalions, along with armoured units, artillery batteries and engineer units. They fought as a part of the Commonwealth Brigade, with the British, Australians, New Zealanders, and South Africans.

The Second Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry received a U.S. Presidential Unit Citation for rescuing a USMC battalion that was cut off and surrounded by enemy forces. They are the ONLY foreign military force to be so honoured.

Korea is known, in Canada, as the Forgotten War, but not to those who served there.

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Q: Did Canada play a significant role in deciding the outcome of the Korean war?
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What was the outcome if the Korean war?

An Armistice was signed 27 July 1953 .

What was the outcome of Korean war in 1950?

An armistice on July 27, 1953.

How do you explain the outcome of the Korean war?

distain by the american people and politics

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The outcome of the Korean War was frustrating to U.S. because many of their sons & husbands had died it this conflict yet it ended in a stalemate.

Was Canada's economy affected because of the Korean war?

Indirectly it affected the economy. Cost was not a big issue but the political fallout was significant and took Canada down a path that, in hindsight, was not the best path Canada could have taken.

Why did Canada fight in the Korean War?

Because Canada was a part of U.N.

How did the outcome of the Korean War effect America?

We had stopped communism in it's tracks!

What was the outcome of the Korean War in the 1950?

A stalemate between the U.S. and the Soviet Union

Best explains the outcome of the Korean War?

Communists were stopped; the ROK was preserved.

What was the outcome of korean n civil war?

Blah blah blah its was bad

What was major outcome of Korean war?

An armistice signed on July 27, 1953.

How did the Korean War affect the sovereignty of Canada?

The Korean War had no effect on Canada's sovereignty.

What date was the Korean War and who was a significant part of it?

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What was Canada like during the Korean war'?

Canada & Australia were part of the British forces.

Why didn't Canada get involved in the Korean war?

Because Canada had no choice, they were obligated by a treaty

What were Canada's contributions to the Korean war?

Canada sent many soldiers, ships and aircraft to the Korean war.

How did Canada get involved in the Korean War?

They were in the united nations

Outcome of the Korean War?

The Korean War did not end. A cease fire has been in effect between North Korea and South Korea since July, 1953.

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The US/Allies had stopped the communists at the 38th Parallel.

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The outcome was to preserve South Korea from communist dominance. Which was accomplished.

What was the outcome or the Korean war?

Communist defeat. They failed to conquer the Republic of South Korea (ROK).

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The Chinese advanced to the South, capturing the South Korean capital, Seoul.