Korean War Essay

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KOREAN WAR
Before the Koran war Japan ruled until 1945. Then the country was divided into 2 different parts the top half was ruled by Soviet troops and the bottom half was ruled by Americans. The soviet side put a communist leader in which was trained by the USSR. The American side was very anti communist and was democratic and complete opposite to the top half. There was already a rivalry between the 2 halves of Korea, Kim Il Sung controlled the communists half and Syngman Rhee controlled the democratic state and they already hated each other and the joining of Korea was very doubtful because of this.

In 1950 the tension got to high and North Korean troops attacked the Southern side. A few months later North Korea nearly controlled all of Korea accept for a small section in the ...view middle of the document...

China could not veto in the meeting because they were stopped entering the UN because American did not like them being communist. In the meeting the USA put lots of pressure on the UN to do something to stop the violent actions of the North Koreans and least make them have a ceasefire but Truman got one better and the UN committed to using members of the UN country’s solders to push back North Korea. 18 country’s committed to do this including Britain but American soldiers dominated the army put together.

The UN forces arrived at Inchon in September 1950; at the same time as this other troops were sent to land at Pusan to join with South Korean troops. With the Un troops sent in they pushed the North Koreans back past the original boarders set. General Douglas MacArthur was in charge of the attack and he completed his goal very quickly but he wanted to take more. This is when the Chinese got involved with Mao-Tse-tung warning America to stop but they did not listen. America ignored the warnings from China and carried on invading to the Yalu River and this was nearly at the Chinese boarder. China thought this a threat to them and communism as America wanted to wipe out all communism in Korea.

China took action and sent 200,000 troops to North Korea to help them fight the UN troops. The troops blasted the UN back with Tanks and planes supplied by Stalin and Soviet Union. The UN fought back till they both were fighting at the original boarder (38 parallel) and then there was a ceasefire. Truman was starting to want more and take Korea then China but Truman felt they reached there goal of pushing North Korea back but MacArther ignored the advise of Truman and the UN and sent a threat to China then in April 1951 he was sent back to America. An armistice was sighed in Korea in July 1953 and peace was made.

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