The United States' Involvement in the Korean War

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Communism has been a global problem for decades, and has caused a wide array of issues. The Soviet Union and China were the main Communist threats post-World War II. The Soviets were the biggest threat, without their influence, China would not have become a Communist nation. North Korea was supported by the Soviet Union after the Japanese lost World War II. They adopted a Communist government called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and was ruled under Kim Il-sung. North Korea invaded South Korea, an authoritarian country, which drew involvement from the United States, and in general, the United Nations. US involvement in Korea is debatebly because of the rising threat of global Communism and the attempt of North Korea taking South Korea.
North and South Korea hosted a raging battle that involved a lot more than just the two countries. North Korea before 1950 was occupied by Japanese imperialists. After the Japanese lost World War II, The Soviet Union occupied the region north of the 38th parallel. They underwent a Communist government called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea-Wikipedia.org 5). In June of 1950, the poorly influenced North Korea invaded the 38th parallel into the south, starting the Korean War. By July, the United States had become involved on the south’s behalf. Although it was to prevent one country from imperializing another, the war was more generally seen by the United States as a war of international Communism. One of their
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