Unit 5 How Effective was the U.S. at Stopping the Spread of Communism?…
Unit 5 How Effective was the U.S. at Stopping the Spread of Communism?
USSR defeats the Japanese in the North of Korea. US defeats the Japanese in the South of Korea.
In 1950, North Korea invades South Korea and take over almost of Korea.
Korea had been taken over by Japan until the end of WWII, 1945.
The US wants the UN to condemn the actions of N. Korea, but they have to vote
After the UN vote, the North Koreans are pushed back to the back to the border of China.
17 countries were involved in the Korean war, most foreign troops were American.
MacArthur wants to invade China with the use of Nuclear weapons, but President Truman disagrees, and removes MacArthur from position after arguments.
Cuba is being led by General Fulgencio Batista, a cruel dictator that was supported by the US.
Cuba saw extremely high poverty and unemployment under Batisa.
1953, Fidel Castro begins a 5 year revolution against Batista, which gains the support of the Cuban people and ends with a victory in 1959.
After Castro begins nationalize wealthy Cuban and American businesses, the US decides to take action against him.
The US places a trade Embargo on Cuba.
The French ruled Vietnam for 70 years
Viet Minh continue to fight for independence
Japan leaves upon losing WWII
The French get help from the US. In 1954 Viet Minh won independence, Geneva accord signed to end war, Vietnam was divided in half.
Unfortunately, the French were being helped by the US. The US continues to fight communism.
The Vietcong wanted to wear down the US down and make them not want to fight any longer, NOT to actually win the fight.
The us did not want any of the vietnamese people and wanted them to become capitalists. That's when war started and the US wanted to gain Vietnam to turn them into a capitalist country but failed at winning war. So at the end Vietnam was divided into two one being South/capitalists and the other North/ communism.