The Causes Of The Korean War

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On June 25th, 1950 the Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea with about 75,000 initial soldiers. The war was being fought over communism, the simple idea that the South Koreans despised and the American government wanted to stop from spreading. The American government feared a so called domino effect which was the spreading of communism to any country near the founding country. For this reason the United States of America was willing to go to war, in July of 1950 the American military entered Korea to aid the South and protect their government. The American people were very reluctant to get into another war following the result of World War II. The men who were serving our country were short in numbers and most questioned …show more content…
South Korea were smaller in numbers, they had approximately 95,000 men fighting for them. This was a major reason that South Korea needed help from other countries and the United Nations. North Korea was the causing of this was and therefore were more aggressive in the fight. The people of South Korea were going to have to fight to protect their freedom and stop the spread of communism. Shortly into the war the North Koreans were flowing through the 38th parallel line, which was the dividing line between the two countries. The North Koreans showed early that they were more powerful than the South Koreans and Americans, worrying the American people. The Americans made up 88% of the troops fighting for the United Nations. After the first few months of the war, the South Koreans were being pushed Deep South into the Korean peninsula. The majority of the world believed that it was going to be a very fast defeat of the South after the troops were pushed all the way to the Pusan Perimeter. The United Nations and the Koreans desperately looked for a tactic to push the North Koreans back and regain the ground they had quickly …show more content…
Most leaders though they were going have to surrender the war and let North Korea control the whole state of Korea. Surrendering meant that Korea would be completely communist and this feared the United States more than any other group in the United Nations. It was clear that we were going to have to create a plan to dramatically change the war, and that we did. General Douglas MacArthur was quick to create a plan in which he thought would cut of the North from their troops who had pushed

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