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Korea the forgotten war 2014

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  • 1. The Korean War The Forgotten War
  • 2. CONTEXT Iron curtain Containment Truman Doctrine Marshall Plan China becomes communist
  • 3. Korea is a unified kingdom … since the 7th century
  • 4. Korea is a taken over by Japan in 1910
  • 5. Japan loses WWII Korea divided at 38th parallel USSR in north and US in south Division is not meant to be permanent 38th Parallel
  • 6. 38th Parallel Two nations developed Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (Kim Il Sung) Republic of South Korea (Syngman Ree)
  • 7. 38th Parallel June, 1950 North Korea invades South Korea
  • 8. North Korea attacks June 1950
  • 9. The US provided 50% of the ground forces, 86% of the naval forces and 93% of the air power for the U.N. forces. (South Korea provided most of the rest)
  • 10. SK and UN forces (mostly Americans) pushed to Pusan perimeter July -September1950
  • 11. Close to the Yalu River October 1950
  • 12. China joins, the North pushes back November – December 1950
  • 13. The Meat Grinder January 1951 - June 1953
  • 14. THE ARMISTICE
  • 15. Korea is a unified peninsula Japan takes over Korea Japan surrenders to US and USSR Korea is divided at 38th parallel - Two nations created North Korea invades South Korea UN/US sends troops SK and US/UN pushed back to the Pusan Perimeter Inchon and counter offensive push NK over 38th parallel SK and US/UN moves up to Chinese border Chinese forces enter war SK and UN/US back past 38th Truman fires MacArthur SK UN/US push back to near 38th Meat-grinder around the 38th parallel Armistice agreed – but tension still exists
  • 16. POW CAMPS
  • 17. IMPACT
  • 18. AFTERMATHHuman cost Economic cost Communism vs. Democracy Winner? US becomes conservative Red Scare Arms Race UN Role
  • 19. THE FORGOTTEN WAR
  • 20. A B C D E F

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