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What is the relationship like between North and South Korea today?The war ended in 1953 but there is still tension. They are still remained separate with soldiers from each side on guard along the demilitarized zone which has been called the “the most dangerous place on Earth” South had a tremendous growth, hosted the G-20 summit and hosted the 2018 winter Olympic Games. North had a large powerful army but is one of the poorest nations in the world. They struggle with shortages of consumer goods. PeoplePresident Truman (Explain his thoughts about the Korean war. Why did he fire MacArthur?)He tried MacArthur because he went near the boarder of China and then China step in and outnumber them. General MacArthur (Why did he want to push his troops into China?)He believed that total defeat of the Communist Chinese was the only way to achieve victory. Without Chinese troops, MacArthur explained, the North Koreans would be a small fighting force. He sought public support for this move, speaking to newspapers, magazines, and Republican party leadership.President Eisenhower (How did the Korean War help lead to his election?)demonstrated his ability as a strong leader during World War II and was skilled at evading controversial issues during his campaign. The slogan "I Like Ike" summed up Eisenhower's easy charm and America's desire for a new direction in itspolitics.Events (Describe the event, its causes and effects)Landing of troops at InchonMacArthur made a daring amphibious Amphibious:military operation that involves forces landed from the sealanding at Inchon, on the west coast of the Korean Peninsula.Chinese army becomes involved in the warAmericans troops got near the border and they didn’t want the Americans near there boarder. The minister pledged he would not let American troops cometo the border of China.MacArthur is firedHe decided to go near the border of China, which was be disobeying Truman. Vocabulary●38th Parallel – international boundary between North Korea and South Korea in 1945 established at the end of World War II●Amphibious – military operation that involves forces landed from the sea●Cease-fire – a cessation of hostilities while a peace treaty is negotiated●Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) – area where no military activity is permitted●Domino theory – the theory that events that happen in one country will make them more likely to occur in neighboring countries●Korean War – Cold War conflict between North Korea and South Korea that included the United States, Soviet Union, and China
6.05 The Cold WarThe Big IdeasWhat were some effects of the nuclear arms race?with the development of smaller and more powerful hydrogen bombs, it was clear by the 1950s that such missiles would make airplanes obsolete as a means of delivering bombs. If the Soviets were to obtain ICBMs first, Americans would have only a few minutes' warning to get to their fallout shelters.