SS7H3 The student will analyze continuity and change in Southern and Eastern Asia leading to the 21st century. e. Explain the reasons for foreign involvement in Korea and Vietnam in terms of containment of Communism. EQ#1 Why did the US become involved in Korea? EQ#2 What was the Korean War?
North Korea at night http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=79796
I. HISTORY A. 1905-1945 1. Controlled by Japan 2. Driven out by US & Soviet Union at the end of WWII. B. 1945-1950 1. Korea split into North and South at DMZ 2. Soviet Union sets up Communistnorth. 3. US sets up democracyin south.
II. Korean War (1950-1953) A. starts in 1950 1. North Korea invaded South Korea 2. U.N./US forces formed to fight for South Korea. 3. Chinese troops crossed into North Korea to fight U.N. forces. B. 1953 1. US threatens to use nuclear weapons against North Korea and China 2. Cease fire at 38th parallel but no peace treaty
The DMZ Korea is the only divided country in the world. After the Korean War (June 25 1950 – July 27 1953), South Korea and North Korea established a border that cut the Korean peninsula roughly in half. Stretching for 2 km on either side of this border is the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). As one of the last relics of the Cold War, the DMZ attracts a great deal of public interest, and is a popular destination for travelers visiting Korea. Despite the fact that this is the most heavily armed border in the world, it is extremely rare that any hostilities take place. These days the DMZ is a safe destination. The DMZ and its surroundings contain many interesting historical sights and pristine untouched natural surroundings.
Summary of N. Korea • At end of WWII, Communism in N. Korea while democracy in S. Korea. • Communist dictatorship in N. Korea; economy is very poor • In 1950, N. Korea invades S. Korea starting Korean War (1950-1953) • (US helped S. Korea and China helped N. Korea.) • DMZ serves as dividing line between 2 Koreas. • Issue of nuclear threat from N. Korea today.
1. How might cultural exchanges and economic aid improve relations between the two Koreas? 2. Does a nation have a right to strengthen its military power without interference from other nations? Why or why not?