Korean War: The Causes Of The Korean War

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There were certain causes of this war. On June 25, 1950, the Korean War began when the North Korea, supported by the Soviet union and China, invaded South Korea, which was supported by the United States. In 1950, Syngman Rhee, the president of South Korea at that time, boasted that he was going to attack North Korea but they were attacked by North Korea instead. In 1949, Kim Il Sung persuaded Stalin and Mao Tse Tung to support an invasion of South Korea. This triggered for the war to happen. But the underlying reason was because it was just a continuation of the cold war though the US and the USSR weren’t the ones fighting rather the North and South Korea. The US and the USSR were just using it to fight without having a hot war.
Besides the causes, there were also positive and negative effects after the war ended. The Korean War was able to boost the economy of both Japan and the US. It also legitimized the United Nations and led to further expansion of military power. The war also reinforced the boundary between the …show more content…

First, is the Domino Theory that was made up by Truman. He believed that, if one country fell to Communism, then one would follow, like a line of dominoes. he was worried that if Korea fell, the next ‘domino’ would be Japan, which was very important for American trade. Second reason, was to undermine Communism. And last, by supporting South Korea, the US was able to fight USSR directly without invading Russia.
Another significant event that happened during the Korean War was the Battle of Inchon or The Inchon Invasion. A plan was made by McArthur in September of 1950 to capture Inchon and cut off North Korea’s supply route. by September 27, the North Korean army was pushed out of Seoul and Syngman Rhee came back to power. McArthur then wasn’t satisfied so he crossed the 38th parallel and captured Pyongyang, the capital of North

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