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Lecture 10 120A - A Korean War 1 Why was Korea divided a...

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Lecture 10 120A Korean War 1. Why was Korea divided? a. Occupation arrangements 1945-47 b. Diplomatic Stalemate i. Kim il sung c. Establishment of north and south Korea i. Syngman rhee may 1948 d. Withdrawal of U.S. troops i. 1949 ii. Felt there was overextension and little significance for Korea iii. Soviets had already withdrawn their troops iv. Press Club speech where Acheson left out Korea in the parameters 2. Origins of War a. Kim’s request i. Asked for permission to invade from Stalin 32 times ii. Stalin finally gives permission iii. Believed that the invasion would be quick 3. Korean War a. North Korean attack i. June 25 1950 b. UN action i. Used un because they had been involved in creation of S. Korea ii. Good way to show UN power iii. Able to do this because soviets were boycotting the UN c. Blair House
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i. June 25 ii. June 26 iii. June 27 iv. June 28 v. June 30 d. Why did U.S. reverse policy i. Balance of power ii. Soviet test iii. Credibility 4. Korean War- turning point a. Globalization b. Militarization of containment c. Limited War
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