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1

Why did the USA distrust the USSR by the 1949?

USSR had taken over many Eastern European countries

2

How much had the US given Chiang Kai-Shek to stop the communists in China?

$2 billion

3

Once Kai-Shek had lost to the Communists in 1949 where did he have to flee to?

Taiwan

4

What was the Truman Doctrine?

The US policy to stop the spread of communism - containment

5

When was Truman President?

1945-1953

6

Who was the communist leader of China?

Mao Zedong

7

Who was the leader of DPRK after it was set up in 1949?

Kim ll Sung

8

How many communist sympathisers lived in the south?

200,000

9

Who was the leader of the ROK after it was set up in August 1948?

Syngman Rhee

10

Why did Stalin agree to help the DPRK after 1949?

China became communist, wanted to show Mao who was in charge, wanted to get his own back after Berlin Blockade failure

11

How many pieces of artillery did Stalin give the DPRK in 1950?

1600

12

How many T-34 tanks did Stalin give the DPRK in 1950?

258

13

How many military aircrafts did Stalin give the DPRK in 1950?

178

14

Why did China get involved with Korea in November 1950?

Pressure from Stalin

15

What did Truman send to Korean waters following the North's invasion of the South?

Warships and advisors

16

Why was the USSR boycotting the Security Council of the UN in 1950?

UN had failed to recognise Communist takeover of China

17

How did the absence of the USSR allow the USA to persuade the UN to get involved in Korea?

USSR couldn't veto UN involvement