This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Motivations For Usa And Ussr Entry Into The Korean War

975 words - 4 pages

While both North and South Koreans may have thought they were fighting against each other in a civil war to re-unite all of Korea under a single government and ideology, the Korean War was in fact dominated by the influential power of the USSR and to a lesser extent the Unites States. The Korean War or “episode” as part of the more substantial Cold War, was in fact a front used by the USA and the USSR to oppose each other without causing a direct confrontation which would have lead to MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) considering both of these countries controlled atomic bombs.
The USA took part in the Korean War for many valid reasons, the Domino theory probably being the most ...view middle of the document...

This recommendation led to the N. Korean oppression almost all of the way into China. Until soon after China helped N. Korea push UN and S. Korean forces back to the 38th parallel as it stands today.
Thirdly, Truman realized that US involvement throughout the world was crucial in the Cold War as USA was really in competition with the USSR for world domination. For this reason, the USA had to support S. Korea in order to fight the communist spread without directly attacking the USSR.
The USSR also had reasons of there own to enter the Korean War. Stalin like Marx believed the communist ideology should be spread all over the world to “free” people from Capitalism and other beliefs believed to be a waste of time. However, like Truman, Stalin did not want to be caught in a direct military confrontation with the US so in 1949 when Kim Il Sung (leader of N. Korea) approached him, he persuaded Stalin that the N. Korean army could liberate or conquer S. Korea in an attempt to spread communism. Stalin believed that the United States would not react to this invasion so he gave Kim Il Sung his agreement. Stalin also thought that an unopposed invasion of S. Korea would impose a major defeat on US authority in the entire world calling into doubt if they really are a worthy enough ally to compete with the USSR. Stalin was also determined to undermine NATO.
Stalin had many other substantial reasons to support the Korean War as well. From the beginning one of Stalin’s ambitions was to conquer the whole of Korea as it was established as one of the world’s most laudable industrial, agricultural, and transportation friendly complexes. And...

Other Papers Like Motivations for Usa and Ussr Entry Into the Korean War

The Role Of The USSR During World War II

3438 words - 14 pages highest peak of hostility when Germany invaded Bulgaria, Hungry, Romania, and, most importantly, Yugoslavia, with whom the USSR signed the Friendship and Non-Aggression Pact. Despite the illusion of good relations between Germany and Russia, and the signing of an important economic agreement, both countries were secretly preparing for war. June 22, 1941, marks the start of the most devastating and casualty-invoking part of World War II.For the Soviet

To What Extent Do You Accept the View That the Usa and the Ussr Were Already Divided by Irreconcilable Differences by the End of the Fighting in Europe in May 1945?

864 words - 4 pages the USA and the west during the war. Therefore the USA and USSR were already divided by 1945. However they were not completely divided as they managed to become allies in their fight against Nazi Germany. The fact that they were able to unite to fight a common cause which was to defeat Nazi Germany illustrates that they were not divided by irreconcilable differences by 1945. The two nations were already divided due to their ideological

To What Extent Did Peaceful Coexistence Ease Cold War Tension Between Us and Ussr 1953- 1961?

1245 words - 5 pages Arms Race. The Space Race was connected to the Arms Race. Until the late 1950s, long-range aircraft would have delivered nuclear weapons. But in the 1950s the USSR and the USA began to develop missile technology that would be able to put rockets into space. These rockets would be capable of delivering nuclear warheads across continents and at very high speeds. Both sides set about building Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMS) capable of

Assess the View That the Impact of the First World War Was the Main Reason for the Booming Economy in the Usa in the 1920’s

1981 words - 8 pages with the stimulus of the war they were able to quickly improve their industries and make these new products. As a result of this, as the historian Gary Gerstle suggests in interpretation C, America ‘had created an insatiable demand for American goods and capital.’ Countries were clamouring to get some of the more advanced weaponry that America was producing that they could not facilitate, so money was flooding into America. By the end of the war

Account For The Rise To Power Of Josef Stalin To Ruler Of The USSR By 1929

2286 words - 10 pages Josef Vissarionovich Stalin's ascent to ruling the USSR was neither easy nor inevitable. His bid for power came at a time of political instability in the USSR after the incapacitation of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Lenin suffered three strokes from May 1922 to March 1923 which may have led to his death at the age of 54 on 21st January, 1924. Leon Trotsky, Grigory Zinoviev, Lev Kamenev, Nikolai Bukharin and Stalin fought to fill the political vacuum

To What Extent Was American Involvement in the Korean War (1950-1953) Justifiable?

1768 words - 8 pages Cold war to Détente 1945-1985 and Origins of the Korean War. Henceforth these two sources will be analyzed and their validity examined. To aid the research with a broader scope for evaluation other sources will be used and these include general history text books.   B. Summary of evidence When World War Two ended two super powers emerged, USA and USSR, who were soon plunged in a Cold War. A war in which the two super powers strived hard to

Healthcare Comparison of the Usa and Nigeria

1025 words - 5 pages Four Main Differences between the healthcare systems in Nigeria and the USA. Paul Fortune College of Nursing   After living in my native country, Nigeria for nearly twenty years of my life, I had the opportunity to relocate to the United States of America to live with my Dad while pursuing a career in Nursing. On getting to the United States of America or the USA as it is commonly called, I discovered how lovely and different the country

How Important Was The Role Of African Americans Themselves In Achieving Political And Civil Equality For African Americans In The USA Between 1945 And 1965?

3568 words - 15 pages Africa such as Ghana (This helped spark off the black power movement). Freedom was being given back to the black majority in these countries, many blacks wanted to gain this freedom back home in America. After the war the USA experienced massive economic growth and living standards rose for the majority of Americans, however blacks were still in the lowest quality housing, this angered many of them and spurred them on to campaign for equal rights.The

China and Usa in New Cold War over Africa’s Oil Riches

3171 words - 13 pages China and USA in New Cold War over Africa’s Oil Riches Darfur? It’s the Oil, Stupid... By F. William Engdahl | Global Research, May 20, 2007 | To paraphrase the famous quip during the 1992 US Presidential debates, when an unknown William Jefferson Clinton told then-President George Herbert Walker Bush, “It’s the economy, stupid,” the present concern of the current Washington Administration over Darfur in southern Sudan is not, if we were to

Similarities and Difference Between Oceania in 1984 and the Usa

1655 words - 7 pages government would also use excuses on why they were waging war. The same is here in The United States. We went to Iraq for reasons that some feel were not justified while others feel differently. The main argument of the opposition was that we went to war with Iraq on the basis that they had weapons of mass destruction and so forth but non were found. The question that I want to ask is: Were we lied to as the people in Oceania were? The third similarity

What Was the Situation for ‘Blacks’ in the Usa in 1945? (30 Marks)

1751 words - 8 pages . The treatment of people was still based on their skin colour and the belief that being white gave you superiority. Although treatment was, in general, not as extreme as it had previously been with white superiority groups such as the Klu Klux Klan declining in popularity, there was still a underlying hatred for ‘blacks’ from a lot of people especially in the southern states. At this point, black Americans who had been fighting a war (the

Related Essays

Entry Into The War By The United States

1108 words - 5 pages Entry into the war Nicole Gilluly History October 26, 2014 Abstract The entry of The United states in great detail further on. We will be looking at the mobilization of the United States. How they prepared there home front for a war that was already well underway in Europe and Asia. You will learn the definition of what mobilization is. Also I will be sharing a few details of mobilization as well as what I think the most impotent aspect

The Nuclear Arms Did Little To Restrain The Action Of The Usa And The Ussr

1530 words - 7 pages happened at the time that it did. However, the argument that the arm race did restrain the USA and the USSR action can be said that this is an overstatement as we can argue that the public opinion strongly influenced domestic policies and foreign policies as well. For example, this is evident during the Korean war, polls revealed that majority of the American public did not favour the war and for that reason and other reason, the Korean war ended

How Important Was The Entry Of The Usa To The Outcome Of The First World War?

1283 words - 6 pages could be the most important factor to the end of the war as these technological advancements were crucial to winning the war. Finally, the entry of the USA into the war. Initially, the US was neutral but after Germany allowed unrestricted U-boat warfare a few 100 American civilians were killed. Wilson decided that if any more Americans were killed, they would declare war on Germany. Germany refused to stop U-boat warfare and the US declared war on

Immigration Into The Usa Essay

1835 words - 8 pages My essay is a nation of immigrants in the United States which is about German, Irish, Jewish immigrants in the 1800’s or early 1900’s. I’m a Asian so I know about Asian immigration. But I didn’t know about Europe immigration very well. So I chose it among many topics. I know that I will find about aspect of immigration important and I will fall into interest of this history. A continuing high birthrate accounted for