Presentation on theme: "The Chinese Civil War & the “Forgotten War”"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Chinese Civil War & the “Forgotten War” Cold War Conflicts
2 Chinese Civil War Led by Mao Zedong Led by Chiang Kai-Shek CommunistsNationalistsLed by Mao ZedongRelied on aid from the U.S.S.R.Highly motivated leadership and strong, well-trained guerilla army.Led by Chiang Kai-ShekRelied on aid from the U.S. (~$3 billion)Highly corrupt governmentPolicies often did not merge with his party beliefs
3 Chinese Civil WarThe United States sends military aid, but does not commit troops.Despite attempts, we are unable to negotiate peace.
4 Chinese Civil WarRepublic of China People’s Republic of China
5 Chinese Civil War – Major Issues Containment fails!“Domino effect”—Once one nation falls, they will all fall.The U.S. does not recognize the new Communist government in China.Has the U.S. government been infiltrated?
6 The Korean War Korea is split after WWII Which conference gives Korea independence?38th Parallel marks division between North Korea and South KoreaNorth Korea = CommieSouth Korea = Democracy
7 The Korean WarSurprise, surprise – North Korea is occupied by…
8 The Korean WarNorth Korea invades South Korea in June 1950.
9 The Korean WarGeneral Douglas MacArthur counterattacks & forces the North Koreans to the Chinese border.
10 The Korean WarChina joins the fight & forces UN troops back to 38th parallel.MacArthur pushes Truman to wage full-scale war against China Truman eventually fires MacArthur
11 Impact: The Forgotten War The Korean War is a stalemateCosts $67 billion leads to citizens supporting the Republican candidate in the 1952 election (Dwight D. Eisenhower)Increased fear of communist aggression(WE CAN’T EVEN BEAT THEM!)