The Tension Between The United States And The Korean War

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At the end of World War II there was huge tension between the United States of America and the Soviet Union which led to many global conflicts. The Soviet Union, also referred to as the USSR, was alarmed by the rebuilding efforts of the United States leading them to believe that the US wanted to expand its markets, take control of Europe, and enforce their democratic government. On the contrary, the United States feared that the Soviet Union wanted to destroy the democratic government and capitalism. This tension between the USSR and the United States resulted in the Cold War, which was not a direct war between the United States and the USSR but a number of proxy wars. One of these proxy wars was the Korean War that began on June 25, 1950. However, long before the Korean war began, the United States and the USSR had focused part of their attention on Korea. During the Cold War, it is evident through the National Security Council and the Korean War telegrams that the United States wants to stop the spread of communism in …show more content…
According to the National Security Council, the US must expand, train, and equip the South Korean army in order to help them protect themselves from North Korea and any other forces. Shtykov’s recommends that the north and the south do not start a civil war, because a war can lead the US to give more aid to Syngmann Rhee, the leader of South Korea. From its past mistakes and being unsuccessful in China, the US would more likely intervene with the Korean affairs, they would do what it takes to support Rhee. The US would not let a war stop them, if the US were to withdraw from South Korea then this would allow Sung to dominate all of Korea and would violate the commitments made by the US. As a result, it would lead the United Nations to believe that the US used it as a reason to withdraw from

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