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Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
Korean conflict background info
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  • 1. Korean Conflict 1950-1953 Background Information
  • 2. (Burma)
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  • 4. <ul><li>What does the title of the article infer? Why might the wording sound familiar to you? </li></ul><ul><li>As you read the article, complete parts of the chart of info about the Korean Peninsula. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and contrast the preparedness of the North and South Korean armies. </li></ul><ul><li>Why couldn’t the South Koreans detect North Korean movement? </li></ul><ul><li>On which country did the South Koreans place blame for the attack? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the Security Council issue described? </li></ul>Newsweek Article 7/3/50
  • 5. South Korean Flag North Korean Flag
  • 6. <ul><ul><li>Japanese in S > US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1949: US withdrew </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Left 500 military advisors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japanese in N > SU </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1948: SU withdrew </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Armed North heavily </li></ul></ul></ul>A. End of WWII
  • 7. Syngman Rhee Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Republic of Korea Kim Il Sung The South The North Formal Name Political Leader
  • 8. Seoul agriculture Warm, Typhoons – plains Two-thirds 20 million Pyongyang industry Colder, less rain – mountains One-third 10 million The South The North Capital Economy Climate/ Landscape Population
  • 9. <ul><li>B. Dean Acheson’s Statement </li></ul><ul><li> U.S. Secretary of State </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US would help if attack made to EAST of specified DEFENSE LINE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alaska </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Philippines </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>C. Reasons for Soviet Involvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US believed SU pressured NK to invade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BUT SU hesitant b/c we had A-bomb </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. Kim convinced Stalin – low risk operation AFTER he invaded SK WHY LOW RISK? SU sent 26,000 troops & weapons
  • 12. <ul><li>D. U.S.’s (non) interest in Korea </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civilian vs. Military vs. Truman views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Truman ordered air/naval support to SK </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Executive Privilege: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ President does not have to disclose information to congress or the Supreme Court… </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Usually invoked to protect confidential military, diplomatic operations or private discussions/debates of president w/ close aides” </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 13. <ul><ul><li>Truman commits 1.5 million US troops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Under auspices of UN </li></ul></ul></ul>
  • 14. <ul><li>E. The S.U. Boycotts the U.N. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anger over China reps; UN as tool of US </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. <ul><ul><li>SU not there to VOTE NO to UN > Korea </li></ul></ul>United Nations General Assembly Security Council <ul><li>Talk about issues </li></ul><ul><li>Each country has a </li></ul><ul><li>representative </li></ul><ul><li>in charge of military </li></ul><ul><li>5 permanent members </li></ul><ul><li>SU, Br, Fr, Ch, US </li></ul><ul><li>10 rotating members </li></ul>

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