The US and Korea

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  • Created on: 26-03-14 07:41
Why was Korea divided following the defeat of Japan?
As a temporary division until Korea was ready to become and independent nation
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Where was the country divided?
Along the 38th Parallel
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Who had control of which areas of Korea?
USSR - North USA - South
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By 1949 were there foreign troops in Korea?
No, both the USA and USSR had withdrawn their troops
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What happened in June 1950?
North Korea invaded South Korea
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What organisation agreed to stand up to North Korea?
The United Nations
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Who led the US/UN forces?
MacArthur
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The North Koreans were winning until when?
US/UN troops invaded Inchon in September 1950
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When did China become involved?
November 1950
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What did China do?
Pushed US/UN forces back
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When was MacArthur sacked?
April 1951
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How and when did the War end?
A stalemate in July 1953
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What were the outcomes for the USA, China, Korea and Japan
Very costly for the US, boosted China's prestige, Korea suffered the most, boosted Japans economy
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Where was the country divided?

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By 1949 were there foreign troops in Korea?

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What happened in June 1950?

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Lyyam

Really useful for last minute revision, thanks!

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