Origins And Causes Of The Korean War

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The main objective of this essay is to answer the research question ”To what extent did the involvement of foreign countries affected the nature of the Korean War ”. In order to understand how the foreign involvement affected the characteristics of the Korean War it´s important to comprehend the origins and causes of the Korean War, background research has been made in order to familiarize with the topic and gain a general idea of the topic. For example, the actions taken by Syngman Rhee of boasting about attacking North Korea, was a contributing factor which led the North Koreans to attack South Korea in 1950 and eventually contributed to the beginning of the War. In addition, considering the historical era in which the Korean War took place, …show more content…
Its separation on the 38th parallel led to plenty of stress and tension between this nations that once were one. The War arose from the division/separation of Korea after the WWII and the global tension of the Cold war that developed later on. Foreign intervention changed the nature of this War, by expanding it, making it a greater and global problem between more nations, increasing casualties, using and increasing newer weaponry, etc. Overall the involvement of nations led to the exponential growth of the …show more content…
In December 1943 Prime Minister Churchill, President Roosevelt and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek issued the Cairo Declaration, promising among other things “a free and independent Korea in due course”(Stokesbury,24) The Americans decided the best way in order for this to happen was to occupy the southern part of Korea, and the Russians who attacked the Japanese in Manchuria should occupy the northern portion. Weeks after this, the U.S atomic bombs on japan were dropped, contributing to the Soviet Union declaring war. The Russians occupied down to the 38th parallel.

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