-line of latitude that separated North and South Korea
Standoff at the 38th Parallel
-1950: NK attacks SK
-USA defends SK with Security Council voting to help
-15 nations lead by MacArthur
-surprise attacks from Pusan to Inchon repelled NK
-NK border with China
-UN drove NK
-Chinese help NK, now China vs America
-China drives Americans to the edge of SK
-cease-fire signed eventually
Kim Il Sung
-Communist leader of North Korea; his attack on South Korea in 1950 started the Korean War. He remained in power until 1994.
Kim Jong Il
-son of Kim Il Sung, became ruler of North Korea after his father's death
Ho Chi Minh
-young nationalist turned communist looking to overthrow French rule in Vietnam
-Indochinese Communist Party
-independence league founded by Ho
-fought french with Nationalists
-support in rural areas
Dien Bien Phu
In 1954, Vietminh rebels besieged a French garrison at Dien Bien Phu, deep in the interior of northern Vietnam. In May, after the United States refused to intervene, Dien Bien Phu fell to the communists.
-one asian country falls, they all fall
-justified foreign policy in Cold War
Ngo Dinh Diem
-Southern, USA and French, anti-comm, Vietnam
-southern communist guerillas opposed to Ngo
Gulf of Tonkin
-two USA destroyers attacked
-made way for new flood of americans in nam
President Richard Nixons strategy for ending U.S involvement in the vietnam war, involving a gradual withdrawl of American troops and replacement of them with South Vietnamese forces
-comm rebels in Cambodia
-comm leader in Cambodia
-awful, lead genocide, tried to start back to year 0
-invaded by Vietnam
-vietnamese who tried to escape from oppressive comm takeover
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