WARS IN KOREA & VIETNAM

January 6, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: History, US History, Revolution And Post-Independence (1775-1820), Revolutionary War
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WARS IN

KOREA & VIETNAM

War in Korea

1. Why did the UN send an international force to Korea?

•South Korea requested the U.N. get involved when the North Koreans crossed the th 38 parallel and attacked.

2. What was the legacy of the war for N. Korea & S. Korea?

•N. Korea becomes militarily strong but fails economically. •S. Korea becomes industrialized & economically successful w/ US aid.

French war in Vietnam (First Indochina War)

3. Why did war break out between the Vietnamese Nationalists & the French?

•After Japan lost WWII, nationalists wanted independence. •France wanted to regain it’s colony in Vietnam

4. What was the outcome for France & Vietnam? •French were defeated @ Dien Bien Phu & surrendered to Ho Chi Minh •International Peace Conference (Geneva Convention) divided Vietnam

U.S. War in Vietnam

5. How did the United States get involved in Vietnam?

•They feared an overthrow of the AntiCommunist Gov’t •Helped set up S. Vietnam •U.S. escalates it’s military involvement

6. Why did the U.S. withdraw it’s troops from Vietnam?

•Unable to win a decisive victory, they withdrew under intense pressure from home.

Douglas MacArthur •American General in charge of Korean Conflict •Dismissed by Pres. Truman after repeatedly refusing to follow orders

Ho Chi Minh •Leader of Vietnamese independence movement

Ngo Dinh Diem •President of South Vietnam •Installed by the United States

Vietcong

•Vietnamese communists fighting in South Vietnam against the South Vietnamese Gov’t (and the U.S.)

Khmer Rouge

•Communist Party of Cambodia. Fought on behalf of the Vietcong & other communist during the Vietnam War

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