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03 korean war

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Goes along with Chapter 15 Section 4

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  • 1. Korean War
  • 2. What Should You Know
    What were some characteristics of the Koreas?
    U.S. Response…what did they do? How did they get help?
    What was the Korean War like? How did it progress?
    What was/is unusual about how the Korean War ended?
  • 3. North Korea
    Soviet-Influence
    Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    Communist
    Kim Il Sung
    Reunify under communism
    South Korea
    U.S. -Influence
    Republic of Korea
    Democratic
    Syngman Rhee
    Reunify under Democracy
  • 4. The War Begins
    June 25th, 1950 – more than 100,000 North Korean troops invaded the South in an effort to force reunification.
    This invasion caught the world by surprise
    U.S. had been withdrawing troops
    Truman believed that Korea was where the U.S. needed to make a stand against communism
    Inaction could signal other countries that the U.S. was unwilling to help defend freedom
    “We’ll have a dozen Koreas soon if we don’t take a firm stand.” – Dwight Eisenhower
  • 5. The War Begins
    Within days of the invasion, Seoul was captured
    Truman ordered Navy and Air Force to support the South Koreans
    United Nations involvement
    Security Council was asked to approve the use of force.
    Security Council votes approval without Soviets present
    Truman orders U.S. ground troops into action. – never declared war.
    U.N. Police Action – 15 nations, 40,000 troops under command of McArthur
  • 6. 260,000 Chinese troops enter fight
    Stalemate
    1 year
    80,000 Americans wounded, 14,000 dead
    Other countries suffered too
    U.N offensive until November 1950
    October
    U.N. advance
    70,000 U.N Troops Land
    @ Inchon
    Chinese advance
    130 mile line defending Pusan
  • 7. Wikipedia Map
  • 8. Unsuccessful Peace
    Summer of 1951 – peace talks started
    Could not agree on border
    Summer and Fall - sides continued to strengthen positions and occasionally fight – many casualties
    Fall of 1951 – disagreements over return of prisoners
    Continued this way in 1952
    Finally, in July 1953 – no Treaty, but an armistice
  • 9. From 1950-1953
    Casualties:
    U.S. – 37K
    U.N. – 60K
    Communists – 2 Million
    Korean Civilians – 3 Million
  • 10. Korea Today
    Pictures from the DMZ

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