The Vietnam War: History And Effects Of The Korean War

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Benjamin Jaffe
Honors English 8
Independent Research Essay
24 April 2023
The Korean War You have probably heard of the Vietnam War, between North Vietnam and South Vietnam, but you might not know of another war between north and south, and communism versus capitalism. That war would be the Korean War, which took place from 1950 to 1953 on the Korean peninsula, which is , surprisingly, not talked about all that often, despite it's importance, history, and effect. The Korean War was one of the many proxy wars between the U.S.S.R. and United States, and had many causes. Shortly after the defeat of Japan in World War 2, the Korean Peninsula was split along the 38th parallel, with the north, occupied by the U.S.S.R., becoming communist, and the …show more content…

Peace discussions began in July of 1951 between the Republic of Korea, the United States, and Russia. The representatives from these countries began talks in an office building near the 38th parallel. Peace talks dragged on, but Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, died on March 5, 1953, causing peace talks to reach a conclusion quicker. On July 27, 1953, two days and 3 years after North Korea invaded, both sides came to a truce, with no conclusive winner in the war(Nye). The war had left both Koreas destroyed, with 2 million dead and cities destroyed, and neither side had promising futures ahead(Seth). The destructive Korean War had not ended up reuniting Korea, which meant all the fighting had not accomplished the ultimate goal of the war. It also left both Koreas in poor economic states, but South Korea’s economy was eventually brought under control and even prosper. The same could not be said for North Korea. To conclude, the end of the Korean War had done little to benefit either of the Koreas, and ended up harming them …show more content…

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