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The Korean War: 1950-1953. Fast Facts UN/Allied Forces –Roughly 150,000 foreign servicemen –3,360 killed –11,886 wounded –1,801 MIA –1,376 POW –British.

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1 The Korean War:

2 Fast Facts UN/Allied Forces –Roughly 150,000 foreign servicemen –3,360 killed –11,886 wounded –1,801 MIA –1,376 POW –British Commonwealth, Belgium, Luxembourg, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Holland, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey

3 Background 1945: USSR invaded Korea to root out Japanese U.S. responded by landing troops in south Uneasy agreement reached- 38 th parallel divided Korea Kim Il Sung organized Comm. govt in N U.S. backed Syngman Rhee in South – Rep. of Korea By U.S. supported South, Soviets the North

4 Armed Conflict Begins North Korea crossed 38 th, June 25, 1950 UN Security condemned invasion Soviets absent- 6 months earlier left council in protest Truman attached U.S. forces to Korea- never officially a war- only a police action Truman reaction was not surprising (Truman Doctrine) but outside of assumed reaction 1948: U.S. gradually w/drew troops from Korea –Dean Acheson, Sec of State claimed Korea was outside of U.S. defense perimeter

5 Why did U.S. Intervene Tense Cold War Politics U.S.S.R. atomic ready U.S.S.R. intimidation of Turkey & Greece NSC 68: analysis recommended heavy increase in military spending to offset Soviets Communist China came to power Truman criticized for losing China 1950 McCarthyism- Truman criticized for being to soft on Communism Korea may be lost- cant lose another country in Asia Fear Soviet & China sphere of Communism


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