prevented from taking Taiwan(2)
kept out of UN for 20 years(3)
begins split with Soviet Union.(a)
Mao angry that China has to bear the burdenof spreading the message.
Soviet Union (biggest loser of all)
Allowed US to convince much of the rest of theworld that Stalin was on the march.(2)
Leads to rearmament of Germany and Japan(3)
Held responsible for outbreak of war by west(4)
Held accountable by east for not aiding its alliesenough(5)
exacerbates Sino-Soviet tension which later enableUS to engineer split there.
In big picture, outcome of Korean war is stalemate in short runbut sets up Vietnam war which will create the biggest strategicopportunity of the cold war.III.
Vietnam: Popular View, Larger context, United States wins.A.
Popular view of the war1.
It was a tie?
When we leave in 1973, it is a tie. Much like in Korea, adivided country. South run by a corrupt dictatorship,marginally capitalist, North run by a brutal communist closeregime.
NVA overruns south in 1975. All for naught? Vietnam isunified, we lose 57,000 lives for nothing.
It was unpopular and popularity dropped from outset.a)
least popular war going? What war was most popular?
Do survey of class,(a)
% supporting wars going fromRevolutionary war, war 1812, Civil war,WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf-war.