Cold war in Asia - Korea

HideShow resource information
Where was Korea split ?
38th parrallel
1 of 12
Name three reasons why the USA entered the war?
Prevent the spread of communism, protect Japan and learn from history.
2 of 12
When did the North Korean army march south?
25th June 1950 - September
3 of 12
How large was the north Korean army?
135,000
4 of 12
What happened within three days of the northern invasion?
Seoul was overrun
5 of 12
By the end of July the whole of the south was invaded by the north apart from where?
Pusan
6 of 12
What is roll back?
Pushing back communist territories
7 of 12
What happened in October 1950?
The UN mad a resolution to support backed the USA's advance into Korea
8 of 12
How did the US manipulate the system of the UN to get its way in rollback?
They had originally used the security council of the UN to get UN backing in Korea, but when the USSR joined the Security Council they instead took complaints to the General Assembly.
9 of 12
Why did policy change in autumn 1950?
After Inchon most Americans and South Koreans consider stopping at the 38th parallel ridiculous. Rhee and MacArthur wanted to reunify Korea. McCarthyism made Truman need to prove he was anti-communist
10 of 12
What was the NSC 81 and what did it allow/limit?
It was a policy document that stated that MacArthur could invade across the 38th parallel but they must not get near Chinese and Soviet borders, instead making sure that civilian troops went towards the borders.
11 of 12
How did MacArthur provoke Chinese intervention?
His theory of rollback meant that he was getting closer to the Chinese border, now a communist country. He also threatened the security of the Taiwan Straight.
12 of 12

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

Name three reasons why the USA entered the war?

Back

Prevent the spread of communism, protect Japan and learn from history.

Card 3

Front

When did the North Korean army march south?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

How large was the north Korean army?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

What happened within three days of the northern invasion?

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all Cold War resources »