Presentation on theme: "The Chinese Civil War & the “Forgotten War”"— Presentation transcript:
1The Chinese Civil War & the “Forgotten War” Cold War Conflicts
2Chinese 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
3Chinese Civil WarThe United States sends military aid, but does not commit troops.Despite attempts, we are unable to negotiate peace.
4Chinese Civil WarRepublic of China People’s Republic of China
5Chinese 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?
6The 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
7The Korean WarSurprise, surprise – North Korea is occupied by…
8The Korean WarNorth Korea invades South Korea in June 1950.
9The Korean WarGeneral Douglas MacArthur counterattacks & forces the North Koreans to the Chinese border.
10The 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
11Impact: 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!)