Korean conflict the aftermath

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Korean conflict the aftermath

  1. 1. Korean Conflict 1950-1953 The Aftermath
  2. 2. <ul><li>A. Cease-fire Terms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talks held at Panmunjom (July 1953) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Armistice in 1953, but no treaty signed </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><li>Established cease-fire line </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developed demilitarized zone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>- buffer zone </li></ul><ul><li>4 miles wide </li></ul><ul><li>1 million troops there now </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><ul><li>Terms to release POWs at Kaesong </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese & NK didn’t want to return </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>neutral commission for 3 months </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rhee “let them go free” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Koje-do
  5. 5. <ul><li>B. 2 Final Communist Offensives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. response…? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… we bombed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irrigation dams </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>C. Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. = 54,000 dead; 100,000 wounded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$15 billion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Korea = 2 million dead; 2/3 civilians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China = 600,000 dead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japan = supplied materials for both sides; post WWII economic boost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Korea was Japan’s Marshall Plan” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>D. Present Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Demilitarized zone still </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1991 and 2000 Olympics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2001 – “Axis of Evil” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 - US Philharmonic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009 – nuclear capability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009 – 2 US journalists detained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2010 - SK ship sinks and artillery fire </li></ul></ul>

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