III. The Cold War in Asia
A. The Occupation of Japan
1. The Potsdam Conference.
2. SCAP: Supreme Commander of Allied Powers.
B. “Red China”
1. China given seat in the United Nations.
2. Chiang Kai Shek and the Nationalists vs. Mao Tse Tung and the Communists.
3. Nationalists overcome by Communists; 1949 flee to Taiwan.
4. Truman blamed for “loosing” China.
C. Korea M*A*S*H
1. Divided into zones like Germany.
2. June 25, 1950 – North Korea invades South (Believed to be orchestrated by USSR: “Monolithic”).
3. Truman sends American troops WITHOUT the consent of Congress, cites NSC-68 (sound familiar?).
4. Attack at Inchon.
5. Stalemate by 1951, same line; Frustrating; US can’t use all its power (USSR had bomb).
6. 38th parallel becomes permanent in 1953.