Korea 1945-50

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When did the Korean war officially begin?
25th June 1950 when North Korean troops invaded the South
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What did the UN do after South Korea was attacked?
It authorised the US to take military action against the North, although under US control the UN operation contained 16 nations
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Why did Stalin back North Korea?
He believed a reunified, communist Korea would strengthen Soviet security and give the USSR access to Korean economic resources
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What was the NSC68 report?
It supported Kennan's argument of resistance of communism and advised huge military spending(one of the most important documents of the Cold War)
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How much did US military spending increase between 1949-53?
$14 billion in 1949 to $44 billion in 1953
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What did the UN do after South Korea was attacked?

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It authorised the US to take military action against the North, although under US control the UN operation contained 16 nations

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Why did Stalin back North Korea?

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What was the NSC68 report?

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