The Korean Conflict In The 1950's

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The U.S. entered the Korean Conflict in the 1950’s. U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to divide Korea temporarily along the 38th parallel. This became the boundary between the Soviet-backed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to the north and the pro-Western Republic of Korea to the south. On June 25, 1950, war broke out on the 38th parallel. Known as the Korean War, the battle began when about 75,000 soldiers from the North Korean People’s Army poured across the 38th parallel U.S., seeking to defend a non-communist government from invasion by communist troops. (so had the war started before that in terms of communists trying to take over????) Because in the U.S., Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin infamously hunted for communists …show more content…

This group included: a Native American fighting to become a warrior, a Southern boy from Tennessee, and twins who exemplify to the group the true meaning of brotherhood and bring a sense of unity to the group. This group were one of America’s last units in reserve. They were called upon to hold off ten times their number. By the end of the summer, President Truman and General Douglas MacArthur had decided on a new set of war aims. Now, for the Allies, the Korean War was an offensive one: It was a war to “liberate” the South from the communists. Initially, the new strategy was a success. An attack at Inchon pushed the North Koreans out of Seoul and back to their side of the 38th parallel. But as American troops crossed the boundary and headed north toward the Yalu River, the border between North Korea and Communist China, the Chinese started to worry about protecting themselves. China sent troops to North Korea and warned the U.S. to keep away from the Yalu boundary unless it wanted full-scale war. On June 27th, Truman wrote down and eventually released his concern with communist aggression and expansion. Truman pledged to defend Formosa (Taiwan) from attack and to support French forces in Indochina. Truman didn’t want to have a full-scale war with the

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