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38th parallel
Line of latitude that divided North Korea and South Korea at approximately the midpoint of the peninsula
Korean War
Conflict over the future of the Korean peninsula, fought between 1950 and 1953, and resulting in a stalemate
military-industrial complex
the U.S. military and its links to the scientific and corporate communities such as research labs and defense companies
How did the Communists gain control of China?
China's Nationalist government lost popular support due to corruption and harsh policies, while the Communists won the people's loyalty with reforms
Describe the three phases of the Korean War
One: Communist invasion of S. Korea. Two: UN forces drive N. Koreans across 38th parallel. Three: Stalemate as the Chinese Communists enter the fighting