Dont Look At This Stuff Essay

1143 WordsOct 5, 20115 Pages
Korean War 1. conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces in Korea from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. 2. Relations between them became increasingly strained, and on June 25, 1950, North Korean forces invaded South Korea. 3.conflict the North Korean forces met little resistance and advanced rapidly SIDES! • The "North Korean" side consisted of • Democratic People's Republic of Korea • People's Republic of China • The Soviet Union • The "South Korean" side consisted of • Republic of Korea • Australia • Belgium • Canada • Colombia • Ethiopia • France • Greece • Luxembourg • Netherlands • New Zealand • Philippines • South Africa • Thailand • Turkey • United Kingdom • United States • Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: • Japan • Medical staff: • Denmark • Italy • Norway • India • Sweden HOW IT STARTED The underlying reason that the Korean War broke out was because it was just another episode in the ongoing Cold War between the USA and the USSR. On the surface, the Korean War seemed to be a war between South Korea and North Korea, but really the superpowers were just using it as a front to combat each other without actually going into a ‘hot war’ which – as both had the atomic bomb – would have been MAD (mutually assured destruction). The USA went to war in Korea for three reasons. The first reason was the ‘Domino theory’. Salami tactics in eastern Europe was not the only place where Communists were coming to power. In the Far East, too, they were getting powerful – China turned Communist in 1949. Truman believed that, if one country fell to Communism, then

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