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Title: WARS IN KOREA


1
WARS IN KOREA VIETNAM
2
War in Korea
3
1. Why did the UN send an international force to
Korea?
  • South Korea requested the U.N. get involved when
    the North Koreans crossed the 38th parallel and
    attacked.

4
2. What was the legacy of the war for N. Korea
S. Korea?
  • N. Korea becomes militarily strong but fails
    economically.
  • S. Korea becomes industrialized economically
    successful w/ US aid.

5
French war in Vietnam (First Indochina War)
6
3. Why did war break out between the Vietnamese
Nationalists the French?
  • After Japan lost WWII, nationalists wanted
    independence.
  • France wanted to regain its colony in Vietnam

7
4. What was the outcome for France Vietnam?
  • French were defeated _at_ Dien Bien Phu
    surrendered to Ho Chi Minh
  • International Peace Conference (Geneva
    Convention) divided Vietnam

8
U.S. War in Vietnam
9
5. How did the United States get involved in
Vietnam?
  • They feared an overthrow of the Anti-Communist
    Govt
  • Helped set up S. Vietnam
  • U.S. escalates its military involvement

10
6. Why did the U.S. withdraw its troops from
Vietnam?
  • Unable to win a decisive victory, they withdrew
    under intense pressure from home.

11
Douglas MacArthur
  • American General in charge of Korean Conflict
  • Dismissed by Pres. Truman after repeatedly
    refusing to follow orders

12
Ho Chi Minh
  • Leader of Vietnamese independence movement

13
Ngo Dinh Diem
  • President of South Vietnam
  • Installed by the United States

14
Vietcong
  • Vietnamese communists fighting in South Vietnam
    against the South Vietnamese Govt (and the U.S.)

15
Khmer Rouge
  • Communist Party of Cambodia. Fought on behalf of
    the Vietcong other communist during the Vietnam
    War
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