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The Korean War: The Forgotten War. Civil War in China. Mao Zedong – Chairman of the Communist Party Won the support of peasants by giving them reduced rent on occupied lands. Civil War in China. Chaing Kai-Shek = head of the Nationalist Party Supported by the U.S.

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civil war in china
Civil War in China
  • Mao Zedong – Chairman of the Communist Party
  • Won the support of peasants by giving them reduced rent on occupied lands
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Civil War in China
  • Chaing Kai-Shek = head of the Nationalist Party
  • Supported by the U.S.
  • Loss of support by peasants
koreans go to war
Koreans Go to War
  • 38th Parallel was the artificial boundary
    • Soviet Korea in the North
    • U.S.(NATO) Korea in the South
  • June 25, 1950 – North invades the South
u s fights in korea
U.S. Fights in Korea
  • N. Korea pushed S. Korea south as far as Pusan
  • MacArthur’s miracle Counterattack
    • Landing at Inchon
    • Up through Pusan
big question
Big Question
  • Should MacArthur cross the 38th parallel?
  • October 7, U.N. recommends that Mac. cross the 38th.
  • Warning by China
    • China would not let U.S. come close to the Yalu River
chinese fight back
Chinese Fight Back
  • Mac pushed all the way to the Yalu River
  • 300,000 Chinese cross the river
    • U.S. outnumbered 10 to 1
  • Mac pushed 100 miles south of the 38th
mac recommends attacking china
Mac Recommends Attacking China
  • Blockade the Chinese coast and use A-Bombs
  • Met w/Truman for the first time at Wake Island.
    • Rejected by Truman
    • Soviet Union / China = Mutual Assistance Pact
mac v truman
Mac v. Truman
  • Mac went over Truman’s head
  • Wrote letters to magazines, newspapers, Reb. Leaders
  • Dismissed on April 11, 1951
stalemate
Stalemate
  • 38th parallel was the border between North and South Korea
    • Communist north / dem. south.
  • Positive: Communism contained in the north
  • Negative: Korea still two countries.