To many people, the Korean War was considered to be the fight between the two sides of the country: North and South, which started due to the fact that North Korean leader at the time, Kim Il Sung, wanted to influence South Korea, and make it a communist country. But these two sides were not the only ones fighting in this conflict, two communist countries and a capitalist country were also involved in the warfare. It is safe to say that communism played a huge role in the Korean War because of the Soviet Union’s influence on the North, making the area full of communism, and the fact that it was the reason why the U.S. decided to intervene the moment North Korea attacked the South. For instance, the north side of Korea became communist shortly
Firstly the Korean War was a Cold War conflict was the manifestation of the Cold war through a proxy. This moved the rivalry of the superpowers , fighting from Europe to Asia, and became a direct conflict. Syngman Rhee (South Korea) under USA’s support, was a strategist who claimed to “produce a victorious end to the wars in Korea … would swing the balance of power so strongly against the Soviet Union that it would not dare risk war with the United States”. Kim Il Sung (North Korea) was emboldened by both China and USSR and said “the liberation of the Korean people in the south is next in line”. It would seem that North Korea had plans to unify Korea and USSR supported the unification.
While the United States proclaimed itself as a neutral country in the beginning of the devastating first World War, many disagree with the statement that America wanted to remain neutral for various reasons. World War I began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, then quickly escalated to division into two sides between European countries; including the Allied Powers, which consisted of Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and the Central Powers that included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. Since the United States made it obvious they favored the Allied Powers before they entered World War I, the other countries against these nations took this friendliness between the countries and America as a threat and interference of war. This resulted in the Central Powers noticing an unfair disadvantage for themselves. If the U.S. was truly neutral, they would not have interfered in war with the accomodations relating to their connections with Britain.
The Korean War began on the 25 June 1950 when soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army marched across the 38th parallel, the boundary between the USSR-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea) and the US-supported Republic of Korea (ROK, or South Korea). After calls for ceasefire by the United Nations failed, American troops entered the war, reenforcing the ROK Army; by 25 November in the same year, the Chinese troops were pulled into the war as well - the Americans responded by sending in more tropps the following year. Meanwhile, US officials worked anxiously to call for some sort of armistice with the North Koreans, feareing that an all-out warfare with Russia and China – or even, as some warned, the third world
It was not to end the war. We are often taught that the use of the atomic bomb was necessary to end the war with Japan at the earliest possible moment, but judging by the statements of many high ranking political and military personnel, this is simply not the case. "The Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn 't necessary to hit them with that awful thing ... I hated to see our country be the first to use such a weapon,"Eisenhower said in 1963. On September 9, 1945, Admiral William F. Halsey, commander of the Third Fleet, was publicly quoted as stating that the atomic bomb was used because the scientists had a “toy and they wanted to try it out…” He further stated that “the first atomic bomb was an unnecessary experiment” and that it was“a mistake to ever drop it.” By all the evidence and information we have above, it shows us that to end the WWII is not really the reason for U.S. to drop that bombs on Japan.
The argument that explains why the United States used the atomic bomb is President Harry S. Truman; along with other policymakers argued that the atomic bomb would rapidly end the war with Japan and would save American lives (Bernstein, 94). Truman argued the atomic bomb could also be used as a bargaining lever and would offer the United States great advantages in the postwar world. (Bernstein, 95) However some decision makers argued that the invasion on Japan with atomic weapons would not be necessary for Japan to surrender. In fact, according to Herbet Feis, he states Japan would have surrendered without the dropping of the atomic bomb. (Feis, 67) Secretary of War, Henry Stimson, argued that victory was the only objective when speaking of
Contextualization and introduction The Vietnam War served as a major turning point of the Cold War, during which the American public split in its support of the conflict. As a proxy in the superpower conflict between the United States (US) and the Soviet Union (USSR), the US entered to support the South Vietnamese who were at war against the communist North. To support the South and its Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN), the United States sent military advisory, conducted airstrikes, and committed ground forces with the hope of curbing the growth of communist ideology in the Asian sphere of influence through a communist defeat. However, the American military ultimately did not apply full force against the Northern combatants under the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN/NVA) and Viet Cong (VC). Despite investing considerable quantities of human and material resources to support the South’s fight over control of Vietnam, the focus often diverted to concurrent threats such as West Germany.
Weak Military Soldiers malnourished Lacks power to attack Defensive not offensive Disabled nuke facilities Disclosed weapon capabilities It seems like everyday we hear news about the growing threat of North Korea. Today, there is major concern and debate as to how we should appease North Korea. However, ten years ago, our thoughts about the country were very different than they are today. In 2007, David Wallechinsky, a journalist for PARADE, spent five days in the country to determine whether or not we should feel threatened by North Korea. Although he does point out some unsettling details about the country, he determines that North
The Vietnam War is also known as the Second Indochina War. It takes place mostly in Vietnam, but also happened in Laos and Cambodia. The United States was a big role in the Vietnam War. They feel like it is necessary to be involved. A few reasons that caused the United States to be allied with South Vietnam are communism, Truman Doctrine, and reunification.