The Korean War: The Forgotten War

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The Korean War is known as the ‘Forgotten War’, but to the countries that were impacted by this war it was anything but forgotten. The Korean War took place on June 25, 1950 and did not end until July, 1953 (History, 2015). There were twenty-one members of the United Nations, commonly known as UN, that sent military forces and aid to South Korea. This war is a ‘world war’ because it included several countries around the world help either North or South Korea. North Korea was under the influence of the USSR and China, while South Korea was under the influence of the United States and other western nations. There was one special nation that helped send aid to South Korea, and this nation would be Australia. Australia had helped South Korea by saving the country from communism, losing their own soldiers for the cause of the Korean War, and showing the world why the war is not the ‘Forgotten War’. The United Nations chose to help South Korea once the Chinese had arrived to help North Korea. Even though the capital of Seoul was captured to communism once more, the United Nations did not give up. One of the first United Nations forces to show up was …show more content…
The countries that were involved in the United Nations know this by the factors and losses of life from their countries. Unlike the rest of the wars that have taken place in history, “the Korean War did not get much media attention in the United States (History, 2015).” The Korean War was not a ‘Forgotten War’, but in the American view it was a war that was not often heard because it did not take place in America. The war is not forgotten, it is important. This war took place to stop communism from spreading and if the United Nations, or Australia, had not done anything about the problem starting in Korea than it is most likely that communism would have spread. If communism were to have spread, then America would have been more concerned with other countries’ affairs and

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