One example of Communist aggression by North Korea, was the act of actually invading South Korea unprovoked which subsequently prompted the reaction from the United Nations and the US in particular. Another example of aggression from these two Communist nations, was the armament of North Korea, which was aided considerably by Stalin who supported North Korea as they had mutual Communist beliefs. In February of 1950, Stalin provided equipment for an additional 60,000 North Korean troops, more tanks and other forms of assistance; this was a clear case of Communist aggression. A third case of Communist aggression was after the North Koreans occupied the South, they carried out the brutal slaughtering of approximately 26,000 civilians between July and September 1950. Communist aggression was the most important reason because without the original assault by North Korea there would’ve been no war, merely suspicion on the US’ part regarding Stalin and other Communist nations’ activities.
McNamera and the Vietnam War McNamera, former secretary of defense for the United States, learned eleven huge lessons from his involvement in the wars of the wars of the 20th century. Several of these lessons were applied in his approach to the Vietnam War, while others failed to be successfully used. The first of these lessons, to empathize with the enemy, was unfortunately dismissed in this war. The United States, with over 500,000 troops alone, believed that they could easily overpower North Vietnam’s fighting force of fewer than 300,000. The United States, however, did not count on just how intense Vietnamese nationalism was.
We occupied Japan until 1952, but maintained a presence even after we left. Japan was a success. In 1950, however, communist North Korea invaded South Korea, causing the Korean War to begin and US troops to be sent in through the UN. 55,000 United States troops were killed, and that most definitely is a failure on the part of containment. In China, the United States spent very large amounts of money supporting the nationals against communist leader Mao Zedong, an effort that failed.
Horrific injuries were inflicted upon everyone in the blast radius, upon women and children, and the lasting effects have still yet to fade. The psychological effects are unknown as well. Many survivors were most likely traumatized by seeing their entire lives turned to ruin, seeing family members dead, seeing their entire community turned to ashes. Thousands of years of culture, food, and literature was lost at the insensitivity of U.S. generals. Even though “The American government estimated 1,000,000 lives lost in a war”, civilians did not deserve to suffer for the sake of others (Zenger).
This all shows that White weaknesses were key for a Communist victory. Foreign intervention was also important for a Communist win. Foreign leaders realised the Whites would not win the Civil War. This weakened the Whites even further. Admiral Kolchak originally had the support of 30,000 foreign troops.
What changed the balance of power in the Cold War in August 1949? Mao established the People's Republic of China – Communist and Soviet got their first atomic bomb 3. What was the initial US attitude towards the fall of China to Communism? After the Communist party gained control of China, the American public was outraged. Truman's policy of containment (containing communism and not letting it spread to any more countries) had failed.
The A- Bomb was necessary because it saved the lives of countless American soldiers. The bomb droppings were not necessary if it was to showcase the full might and power of the United States to the USSR. However, I do not find enough support for the previous claim. War is destructive and deadly, so no matter the atomic bomb or a main land invasion, the end of World War II was going to be bloody. The ‘better’ choice, if you can call it that, was to drop the atomic bomb because is caused fewer deaths than invading the Japanese main land.
The most common assumption was that if Americans had made their prior knowledge of the attack evident, the Japanese would know that their Purple Code had been broken and it would be back to square one (Harries). However, most people don't realize that President Roosevelt had been waiting for the perfect justified entrance to lead the country, still traumatized from World War I, into World War II. After World War I, a strong feeling of isolationism had developed in the United States. America had been destroyed in the first World War: the casualties had been extensive and the financial debt was tremendous. More than 300,000 American troops had been killed or wounded in the overseas battle ("the claim").
Well, the Japanese had demonstrated near-fanatical resistance, fighting to almost the last man on Pacific islands, committing mass suicide of Saipan and unleashing kamikaze attacks at Okinawa. Firebombing had killed 100,000 in Tokyo with no discernible political effect, and the atomic bomb was the only way to jolt Japan’s leadership to surrender. With only two bombs ready, it was way too risky to “waste” one in a demonstration over an unpopulated area. If there was an invasion of Japan by the Allies, there would have been casualties on both sides that could easily have exceeded the toll at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The two targeted cities would have probably been firebombed anyway.
On the surface, this war can be seen as a success for the United States as Communist forces were maintained on the north of the 38th parallel. However, the violence of General MacArthur which led to the attempt of rolling back Communism and his request of bombing China for its support to North Korea had the result of a mutilated success. The Americans had been at first rooted by the Chinese army and the losses of