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HST303 L11 Korea

China, Japan & East Asia in World History - Lecture 11: Korea

During WWII, a _____ _____ trusteeship of Korea was discussed. Roosevelt even discussed it with Stalin at the ?Yalta? conference. Four Power
When Japan surrendered _____ than many had anticipated, the U.S. was unprepared--the U.S. troops were spread too thin--for _____ action in Korea. sooner; immediate
_____ troops entered the Korean peninsula on August 9, 1945, even before the Japanese surrender on the 15th. Soviet
The U.S. occupation forces did not arrive in Korea until over a _____ after Soviet troops. month
Worried that the Soviets would use their timing advantage to overrun the entire peninsula, Washington arranged a _____ _____. joint partition
The Pentagon decided on the ____ _____ for the joint partition. 38th parallel
The 38th parallel was not a pre-existing _____ or _____ line of division. cultural; geographical
Most of the Korean _____ had been Japanese collaborators. elite
In Southern Korea, American forces tried to find leaders who would be _____-_____. anti-communist
Most of the leaders Americans found were Korean _____ who had escaped into exile when the Japanese took over. nationalists
The negotiation of a _____ with the Soviet Union soon failed. trusteeship
The U.S. appealed to the U.N., and in May 1948, the U.N. supervised the first general, democratic _____ in Korea, but it was only held in the southern part. election
The Korean National Assembly elected _____ _____, who had lived in exile in the U.S. for 35 years, as president. Syngman Rhee
On August 15, 1948, the _____ _____ _____ (South Korea) was established. Republic of Korea
On September 9th, the _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ (North Korea) was established. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
North Korea was ruled by _____ _____ _____, who had been in exile in the Soviet Union for many years. Kim Il-Sung
By ____, both the U.S. and the Soviet Union had actually withdrawn their troops from Korea and left their established presidents of the north and south in place to fend for themselves. 1949
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