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Title: Korean War Explain the reasons for foreign involvement in Korea and Vietnam in terms of containment of Communism. .


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Korean WarExplain the reasons for foreign
involvement in Korea and Vietnam in terms of
containment of Communism. .
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Domino Theory
  • the belief that if one nation fell to communism,
    then others in the area would follow

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Korean War
  • 1950-1953 war fought between communist North
    Korea and South Korea China and the Soviet Union
    supported North Korea with troops, weapons, and
    supplies the United States supported South
    Korea the war ended in a stalemate and Korea
    remains divided today reunification is doubtful
    due to the political and economic differences
    (communism vs capitalism) the two countries are
    separated by the DMZ (demilitarized zone) at the
    38th parallel

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38th Parallel
  • line of latitude (38 degrees North) that
    separates communist North Korea from democratic
    South Korea the two countries are separated by
    the DMZ-demilitarized zone

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DMZ Demilitarized Zone
  • a weapons-free zone between North Korea and
    South Korea no weapons or troops are permitted
    in this zone, although each side is heavily
    guarded to prevent invasion by the other it has
    also been made into a wildlife sanctuary in hopes
    that might deter either side from becoming
    aggressive

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Forgotten War
  • Nickname for the Korean War due to more
    publicity and teaching of World War II and the
    Vietnam War

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1950 The Korean War (the Forgotten War)
  • The Korean War (1950-1953), was a conflict
    between North Korea and South Korea. It was also
    a Cold War creation between the United States and
    its United Nations allies against the communist
    powers of China and the Soviet Union.

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The Korean War
  • North Korea was being supported by communist
    China and the Soviet Union.
  • South Korea was supported by the United States
    and United Nation allies.


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www.bevinalexander.com
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upload.wikimedia.org
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KOREAN WAR MEMORIALWashington, D.C.
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KOREAN WAR REVIEW
  • 1. What was the situation in Korea after WWII?
  • Answer The Soviet Union was given control of
    North Korea, and the United States was given
    control of South Korea. Both created
    governments in their own image.
  • 2. Where is the division of North and South
    Korea?
  • Answer the 38th parallel
  • 3. What is the name of the region surrounding the
    38th parallel?
  • Answer the DMZ (demilitarized zone) which is
    guarded by hundreds of thousands of Korean
    troops, including 38,000 US troops.

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Korean War continued . . .
  • 4. Has the Korean War ended?
  • Answer NO!!! An armistice, or truce, was
    declared but a peace treaty has never been
    signed which is why the DMZ is still guarded so
    heavily.
  • 5. What is the domino theory?
  • Answer the belief that if one nation fell to
    communism, then others in the area would
    follow.
  • 6. What were the capitals of North and South
    Korea?
  • Answer Pyongyang and Seoul
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