Chapter 18: Cold War Conflicts. Section 2: The Cold War Heats Up. China Becomes a Communist Nation. Objective… Explain how Communists came to power in China and how the United States. Summary Notes: The Chinese Civil war.
The Cold War Heats Up
Explain how Communists came to power in China and how the United States.
Leader: Mao Zedong
Chaing Kai-shek or
Nationalist Chinese differences…
Mao Zedong or Communist Chinese differences…
2. What was the American public’s reaction to the communist takeover in China?
How did the takeover affect American politics?
Stunned that Containment had failed
IN 1950 THE TWO GREAT COMMUNIST POWERS SIGNED THE SINO-SOVIET PACT. THIS CREATED A BILATERAL DEFENSE COMMITMENT AND SETTLED BOUNDARY ISSUES. THE USSR ALSO AGREED TO PROVIDE LIMITED AID TO CHINA.
IN FEBRUARY OF 1950 THE TWO GREAT COMMUNIST POWERS SIGNED THE SINO-SOVIET PACT. THIS CREATED A BILATERAL DEFENSE COMMITMENT AND SETTLED BOUNDARY ISSUES. THE USSR ALSO AGREED TO PROVIDE LIMITED AID TO CHINA.
Summarize the events of the
3. The 38th Parallel
The dividing line between N. & S. Korea
Kim II Sung
Stage IIUS pushed to the Pusan PerimeterJuly, 1951
Stage IVOct. & Nov,1951The YaluRiver
MacArthur demanded publically we take the war
into China & use atomic weapons
5. How did Truman & MacArthur differ over strategy in the Korean War?
Truman fired MacArthur & is wearing his military hat… Truman proved who had the power & was in control of the Korean War… Civilian control of the military
The Korean War Memorial
North Korea vs. South Korea
A civil war erupts… Nationalist v. Communist
North Korea attacks South Korea
Engaged in war through a UN resolution … “Police Action”
Military aid to the Nationalists
Communist Chinese take over… Mao becomes the leader of China… Nationalists flee to Taiwan
Americans shocked that China fell to Communism…
Communism spread… Containment failed
Bitter about a war that had been unsuccessful & cost so many lives & so much $