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  1. Korea pg. 906 / 33-3 • 1910 – 1945 Japanese colony • Allied powers were to temporarily occupy Korea until a government could be elected • Soviets occupied North (down to the 38th parallel) • United States occupied South

  2. Korea divided 1948 • Democratic People’s Republic (North) • Capital: Pyongyang • Republic of Korea (South) • Capital: Seoul • Soviet & U.S. troops withdrew by 1949

  3. Korean War • June 1950, North invaded the South • United Nations Security Council organized an army to oppose invasion • 16 countries represented • 90% of soldiers from the United States

  4. Korean War (cont.) • The North swept southward conquering almost all of the South • September 1950 • U.N. forces led by General Douglas MacArthur counterattacked at Inchon on the West coast

  5. Korean War (cont.) • South pushed the North back across the 38th parallel and then to the Yalu River on the Chinese border • China came to the aid of the North Korean troops • Chinese troops forced United Nations troops to retreat • Both sides dug in along the 38th parallel

  6. End of Korean War? • War entered a stalemate in 1951 • Truce signed in 1953 • 5 million casualties • 33,000 American casualties • Korea still divided at the 38th parallel