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Korea War

Korea War

Rachel Samson

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of Korea War

Double click anywhere & add an idea Who Fought
South Korea against North Korea
North was aided by Soviets, South aided by U.S

Kim 1I Sung vs. Syngman Rhee
Syngman was first president of South Korea
Syngman was anti communist unlike Sung
Kim 1I Sung established collective farms, developed heavy industry and built up military
38th Parallel
line that crosses Korea at 38 degrees North latitude
Dividing line between North and South Korea
June 25, 1950 North Korea swept across 38th parallel and attacked the South
this created the war

China's Involvement
North Korea was pushed to the China border
China felt hreatened so they sent 300,000 troops into North Korea
pushed UN and South Korean troops out of North Korea
Captured South Korea's capital or Seoul
Macarthur called for a nuclear attack against China Macarthur vs. Truman
once Macarthur called for a nuclear attack on china, Truman disagreed
he thought it was reckless
Macarthur tried to go against Truman by taking the case to congress and the press
Truman removed him Aftermath
DMZ(Korean Demilitarized code)- cuts Korean peninsula in half-serves as buffer zone between North and South Korea
After war Korea was still divided
North Korea's Kim 1I Sung's son took over and developed nuclear weapons
North Korea had serious economic problems
South Korea prospered because of the aid from U.S
Aftermath Continued
South Korea concentrated on developing its industy and expanding foreign trade
with 1987 adoption of a democratic constitution South Korea established free elections
1980 and 90s South Korea had one of the highest economic growth rates in the world
U.S still keeps topps in South Korea today SOURCES
history textbook
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