Common Causes And Effects Of The Vietnam And Korean War

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The Cold War (1947 – 1991) was fought between the two powerful nations, United States and the Soviet Union. However, there was never any direct contact between the two nations. In these two wars, the United States fought for capitalism and the Soviet Union fought for communism. They are not participate in the war but incitement to war - the United States and the Soviet using the proxy war to fighting with each other. During the Cold War, the two examples of proxy wars are the Korean and Vietnam wars. The Korean War began in 1950, when North Korean surprise attack on South Korea. Although China supported North Korea who fought for communism, but the United States supports South Korea who is a non-communist country. Three …show more content…
In parallel to separate these two countries; Vietnam was separated at 17th parallel, and it similar to the 38th parallel of Korea. Because of this, the northern part of these countries are easily accessible by their communist ideology fought by the Soviet Union. However, the southern region of these countries are far away from Soviet influence and have also been affected by United States. For the United States involved in these two wars it is mainly due to curb demand for communism. While the United States did not want communism, Soviet wants more countries to be inspired by communism. Therefore, the US intervention in these two wars and attempt to fight against with Soviet Union and its communist …show more content…
United States was a great helper for the South Korea 's prosperity. Industry and Foreign Trade flourished from the 1980s to the 1990s, in that time, South Korea has one of the highest economic growth rates. In addition, in 1987, the Republic of Korea to allow free elections. Due to political differences, South Korea and North Korea still no uniform. US troops remain in South Korea and North Korea 's nuclear weapons is one of the biggest obstacles between the two countries. However, after the end of the Vietnam War, North and South Vietnam communist merger. Thousands of Vietnamese were sent to "re-education camps", in order to comply with communist ideology and almost half of them trying to escape from North Vietnam to impose their communist oppression. 200,000 more people died at sea trying to escape the crowded boat. 70,000 Vietnamese who did not escape ended up being refugee to settle in North America or Southeast Asia. Subsequently, North Korea and South Korea still have the disagreement, and North Vietnam and South Vietnam are combined into a communist

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