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Korea. I. Internal Korean conflict - 38 th parallel - Soviets (N) & Americans (S) set up rival govts - 1949 - Soviet & American troops left. II. U.S. intervention - response to N. Korean invasion of S - U.S. part of larger U.N. response

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Korea

Korea

I. Internal Korean conflict

- 38th parallel

- Soviets (N) & Americans (S) set up rival govts

- 1949 - Soviet & American troops left

II. U.S. intervention

- response to N. Korean invasion of S

- U.S. part of larger U.N. response

- retreated to Pusan - then MacArthur launched counterattack


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IV. Stalemate

- Soviets suggested cease-fire

-1953 official armistice w/2 Koreas & demilitarized zone (DMZ) in between

- N = industrial / S = agricultural

III. Chinese (& Soviet) intervention

- wanted to prevent U.N. from taking all of Korea

- N. Koreans & Chinese drove S. Koreans & U.N. below 38th parallel


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Negative outcomes (from U.S. perspective)

- 54,000+ Americans died

- $22 billion spent

Positive outcome (from U.S. perspective)

- communism contained

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Korean War Memorial in D.C.


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