Fallout of the Korean War Discussion

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The formation of the Korean Peninsula has an interesting twist after the end of  World War II.  Occupied by Japan during the War, the peninsula was divided on  the 38 th  parallel not to become different countries; but merely as a direction for  the Japanese to surrender.  If north of the line, they would surrender to the  Soviets, if south, to the Americans.  By 1947, unable to gain its independence,  the UN ordered all foreign troops out of the Korean Peninsula.  But by then it was  too late as North Korea, trained by the Soviet Red Army, was getting more and  more supplies. By 1950 North Korea invaded their Southern neighbors.  1 American foreign policy prior to 1950 was that of containment as developed by  George Kennan.  Containment strategy held that the Soviet Union could be  contained so long as major strategic location did not fall to the communists.  This 
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2011 for the course HIST 5011 taught by Professor Coumbe during the Spring '11 term at Austin Peay.

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