Causes Of The Korean War

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The conflict between North Korea and South Korea was the main cause for the outbreak of Korean war as it created tensions due to the fight to unify Korea, resulting in military force taken by North Korea to unite Korea, leading to the Korean war. From 1950- 53, the Korean war was a limited war filled with bloodshed and started when the North attacked South to unify Korea. In this essay, I would be talking about the conflict between North and South Korea as well as the competition between US and USSR for world dominance. The conflict between North and South Korea was the main cause for the outbreak of Korean war as it created tensions due to the fight to unify Korea, resulting in military force taken by North Korea to unite Korea, eventually leading to the Korean war. After world war 2, Korea was divided into communist North with Kim Il-Sung appointed as the Prime Minister and democratic south with Syng-Man Rhee elected as president in South. This resulted in the formation of two governments of different ideology. Both Rhee and Kim desired to unite Korea. Rhee told Dr. Robert that “North Korea should be recaptured by the force of arms to fulfill the ancient nationality of Korea.” While Kim spoke to Shtykov that he"can 't sleep at night because thinking of the unification of the whole country.” However, due to differences in ideology, reuniting Korea was hard which resulted in military force. Spies were killed when found across the 38th parallel, and many gun-involved

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