“The biggest usefulness the U.N. had for the U.S. was the Korean War (Joel Diemond).” After WWII, the Soviets and Americans failed to reach an agreement on a Korean Government which led to two independent governments. The South which was American zone became Republic of Korea, while the North, which was Soviet zone became Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Both Koreas claimed their government was the legitimate government of all Korea causing more drastic tension between the two. The Korean War was an atrocious war that left millions dead during the conflict. The Korean War had a great impact on future events and history as a whole in comparison to other events during the same time period. The Korean War began around June 25, 1950. The Korean War was fought by Republic of Korea with the aid of United Nations, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with the aid of China and Soviet Union. “It seemed to be a war between South and North Korea, but America and Russia were using it to fight without having a hot war (Haan).” This war was just a phase in the Cold War. United States and Soviet Union used this war as an excuse to fight without directly declaring war due to the fright of nuclear attacks. United States went to war in Korea for three main reasons. The first reason was Truman feared that if one country fell into communism others will follow. He also wanted to demoralize communism and keep the American way of life. The last reason was United States was in competition with Soviet Union for world domination. After millions of deaths, the Korean War ended on July 27, 1953 with an armistice. Even though there was an armistice, the Koreas have still not been united. The Korean War relates to many of the events learned in class. Like the Rwandan Genocide, both sides oppressed the other group and caused millions of civilian deaths from massacres. This event was very dependent on the geography of the war which goes back to the five themes of geography learned at the beginning of the year. Due to the North and South being neighboring countries, the tension and war became intensified. Furthermore, due to Korea being a distance from both Soviet Union and United States, the civilian were safe from the opposing soldiers attacking due to Cold War. The types of government were gone over during class as well. The war was between those who believe in Adam Smith’s idea of capitalism where everyone has a chance, and those who followed Karl Marx’s idea of communism where people are paid equal no matter what their occupation or status is. Not only was this related to many other events, but also shaped forthcoming events to come. The Korean War had a direct impact on certain impending events and left lasting…
become refugees. It is a resemblance of the past, when the Korean War broke out in the late 1940s to the current period as North Korea fights this lonely battle against the world with communism.
Many times there are gruesome photographs of war all throughout history that literally shows the wounds and struggle of the war, but can it really display the emotions and the series of events that was affected by the war as well as the post-war photographs do? As Sontag says in her essay, Regarding the…
History 1302- Dual Credit
Houston Community College
March 28, 2014
The Korean War was an inclusion of various nations such as the United States as well as the Soviet Union that transpired on June 25th, 1950; each nation attempting to become world dominators of their competing ideologies. The Soviet Union desired a communist based government, whereas the United States pushed to further its spread of anti-communism and democratic ideas. Both North…
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The departure of American and Soviet troops from Korea in 1949: In 1948 the Soviets sent troops home from Korea. Americans waited because they were afraid of a Pro-communist takeover.
North Korea attacks June 14, 1950: On June 24th North Korea invaded South Korea. This was done with minimal warning and the country and it's defenders were not prepared.
Truman's response to the Korean invasion June 25-30, 1950: Truman…
Catalyst of the Korean War
Tensions between two sides are always high but it takes the first punch, the wrong phrase, an accidental miss fire that could set off a series of events of which the end is never for sure. The Korean War was in the mist of the tension of the Cold War but did the Soviet Union or the United States of America start it? We can point fingers at events prior to the troop movements from the North Korean forces and say that they played an aspect of the breakout of war but we would…
6.04 The Korean War
To spread communism and control the Korean Peninsula
The United Nations were determined to protect the democracy of South Korea
North Korea launched an invasion of South Korea with assistance from the Soviet Union
To push North Korean troops back past the 38th parallel
North Korea captured the South Korean capital of Seoul
MacArthur launched a counter attack behind enemy lines
To stop the spread of communism…
for the outbreak of the Korean War. However, sources A, B, C and D all support a different view. The Korean War inevitably started with the soviets establishing their dominance over the North by halting hail traffic across the 38th parallel. From then onwards, other countries became instrumental in the Korean War, especially America due to fears of the ideological divide between capitalism and communism.
Source E completely blames the Soviets for the outbreak of the Korean War. This is evident when…
The Korean War was a victory for the USA to some extent. It achieved the objects that the USA had aimed to which was the positive military and diplomatic consequences of the war however it did suffer some negative effects which was the Chinese Red Army during 1951 which was not fully overturned as it ended in a military statement.
Following World War II, the U.S. grew increasingly wary of the spread of Communism throughout the Far East. The main reason the U.S. entered the war in Korea was…
How far was the Korean war a turning point?
The Korean War marked the first military conflict in the Cold War and is thus, in itself, a turning point as it depicts that the conflict between communism and capitalism has reached heights that would cost millions of lives in the future. The Korean War is closely linked with the way relations between China and the USA had turned out prior to the Korean War, partly leading to a communist China and thus the domino effect as seen with Korea. For the USA…