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Communists in China

  • Chiang Kai-shek
  • Nationalist leader of China
  •  U.S supported with $3 billion
  • Corrupt
  • Mao Zedong
  • Communist leader
  • ‘Red Army’
  • Civil War In China
  • Nationalists v. Communists
  • 1944 to 1949
  • Communists win; Chiang flees to Taiwan

The Cold War: The Korean War 1940s-1950s

  • Japan-Korea Annexation treaty 1910
  • Japan surrendered to the Americans in 1945, Koreans were left to pick up the pieces
  • Temporary boarder near the 38th parallel set by the United Nations
  • North Korea established a communist government
  • South Korea established a democratic government
  • June of 1950, communist North Korea crossed the 38th parallel
  • United Nations had hearing on the issue

Rationale: Domino Theory

  • The belief that communist states would spread in not stopped
  • Unites States argued in favor of entering the war and help South Korea
  • U.N immediately sent troops to help South Korea, led by General Douglas MacArthur
  • MacArthur’s forces pushed back the North Koreans
  • China, warned U.N forces to come hither
  • McArthur did not heed the warning, and the PRC joined the war effort as allies with North Korea
  • Chinese sent hundreds of thousands
  • Two sides were soon locked in a struggle near the original 38th parallel boarder

Negotiations

  • Prisoners of War  held in South Korea and not want to return to the north
  • Truce was signed in 1953
  • A new boarder almost exactly where the 38th parallel once stood as temporary disorder

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