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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
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.
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.
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 leader in Cambodia
-awful, lead genocide, tried to start back to year 0
-invaded by Vietnam
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