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War in Southeast Asia. 15.4 Notes. 15.3 Mini-Notes! Part 1 China. China become communist under dictator Mao Zedong Totalitarian State Collectivized Agriculture Great Leap Forward-1958-1960- An effort to increase production and agriculture that proved to be a failure

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15 3 mini notes part 1 china
15.3 Mini-Notes! Part 1 China
  • China become communist under dictator Mao Zedong
    • Totalitarian State
    • Collectivized Agriculture
  • Great Leap Forward-1958-1960- An effort to increase production and agriculture that proved to be a failure
  • Cultural Revolution- an attempt to purge China of “bourgeois” tendencies. Led to attacks and mobs on many.
  • China becomes an important power center for the Cold War between U.S. and Soviets
15 3 mini notes part 2 korea
15.3 Mini Notes! Part 2 Korea
  • After WWII Korea was occupied- divided on the 38th parallel.
  • Kim Il Sung- Communist dictator of North Korea, backed by Soviets
  • Syngman Rhee- dictator of South Korea, backed by U.S.
  • June 1950- North Korea invades South to reunite their country
  • U.N. Peacekeeping forces push them back, move into North Korea
  • China gets involved, U.N. pushed south of 38th parallel
  • Armistice ends the war- 38th becomes a DMZ
i indochina after world war ii
I. Indochina After World War II
  • French had occupied Vietnam as a colonial power
  • Ho Chi Minh-nationalist and communist who had fought the Japanese
  • Dienbienphu- 1954 battle convinced French to leave Vietnam
ii vietnam is divided
II. Vietnam is Divided
  • Vietnam was divided into North (communist) and South (non-communist)
  • Ngo Dinh Diem- leader of South Vietnam, dictatorial but non-communist
iii america enters the vietnam war
III. America Enters the Vietnam War
  • Ho Chi Minh- wants to reunite Vietnam
    • Viet Cong- Minh’s communist rebels
  • U.S. initially only sent supplies and advisors
  • North Vietnamese attacked a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin
    • 3 days later thought they were attacked again
  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution- 1964 gave the President a blank check in Vietnam
  • Domino Theory-belief that if South Vietnam falls to communism the rest of Southeast Asia would also fall
iv war in vietnam
IV. War in Vietnam
  • guerrillas- small groups of loosely organized soldiers making surprise raids
  • U.S. failed to stop the Viet Cong
  • The Tet Offensive- major North Vietnamese assault cause U.S. public opinion to turn against the war
v the vietnam war ends
V. The Vietnam War Ends
  • Protests against the war at home in the U.S. ended the war
  • North Vietnamese take the South two years after the peace
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