Asia part 3
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Asia part 3
Who did the UN and the US together pick to lead the action in Korea?
What sea in Korea did the troops come in on to pinch off communist forces?
the Yellow Sea
What issue cause President Truman to have to fire General Macarthur?
He wanted to invade China, and he wasn't willing to back down
The UN was winning the Korean Peace action until what point?
the Chinese entered the war and they pushed the forces back down
How long did the UN and Northern Korean forces go back and forth?
2 and a half years
What was the position of the boundary line both before and after the Korean war?
the 38th parallel
In 1953 where did the conference take place between North Korea and and UN?
Pan Mun Jom
What was declared in July of 1953 for the Korean peace action?
what does armistice mean?
we're going to stop shooting at each other and we're going to sit at a table and talk
What is the strongest point in North Korea right now?
When the Olympics were held in Sole who wanted to be a part of it?
How many events did the olympic committee allow the North Koreans to hold and what one was the most important?
what was the one requirement that the olympic committee made of North Korea?
they must allow spectators into North Korea to watch the games
What percentage of Koreans are Christians?
How many Chinese Christians are there?
in what way in South Korea better than us according to Professor Jenkinson?
Most young men in Korea have to serve in the army for how many years?
which of the 7 economic tigers is close allies with us?
North Korea is on the US list for being what?
a renegade or terrorist nation
Why is Taiwan not considered by some to be its own country?
because China considers it a province of China
Which of the 7 economic tigers is on of our strongest trading partners?
What people in Taiwan wanted to be left alone?
the tribal people
Why did a lot of Chinese flee to Taiwan?
Because Chine became a communist territory
What did Taiwan used to be called?
the Democratic Republic of China
Who led the Democratic Republic of China?
Who immediately accepted the the Democratic Republic of China as China?
what is another name for mainland China?
the people's republic of China
Who at one time was the 4th largest trading partner with us?
in the mid 1800's what wars were fought in Hong Kong?
2 opium wars
Where did the westerners originally have their warehouses in China?
When China wanted the westerners out what did they do?
They moved to Hong Kong and declared it theirs
What area of Chine did the Portugese take?
the Macal Penisula
When was the 99 year lease created
What was the 99 year lease
The British leased the New Territory and Kowloon for 99 years
When did the 99 year lease go up?
What did Britain decide to do when the 99 year lease went up?
They gave the land back to China and gave Hong Kong back as well
What did Hong Kong become when the Communists took over?
the gateway for trade into China
what did Hong Kong become the Avenue for?
illegal trade and drugs
How many Chinese escaped to Hong Kong per month after the communists took over?
15,000 people per month
When did the Portugese give up Macal?
What area in China still receives special economic privileges even now?
What city is also a country?
What country is gaining land from the ocean like the Netherlands?
Where are there 200 pirate attacks annually?
the striaghts of Mallocka
Where did the British cut through during the age of exploration?
the striaghts of Malaysia
What did the British make along the straights?
Who originally made the settlement that turned into Singapore
What is evidence that Singapore was a rough place?
sailors couldn't write their own names
75% of people were 20 or younger
75% were Chinese
When did Singapore become independent of Britain?
Who was elected as leader of Singapore who later became almost a dictator?
How did Lee clean up Singapore?
if you bring drugs in you're sent to jail or shot
they still preform caning (23 times, telephone pole)
500$ fine for spitting your gum on the sidewalk