Was Korea a Turning Point in the Civil War?

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Was the Korean War a turning point in the Civil War?
The Korean War was thus a turning point in the development of the Cold War in that it marked a shift in the focal point in the development of tensions, from Europe to East Asia, with many indirect conflicts being largely confined to Europe. The Korean War was the first time that communism and capitalism were to fight against each other. It was hence a turning point in the development of the Cold War — instead of tensions developing between the two countries directly, the conflicts are now manifested through a proxy, which is Korea. This not only altered the field of rivalry between the two superpowers from Europe to Asia, but also changed the method through which the two powers
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This spawns another argument that Korean War was a turning point in the development of the Cold War because it changed the approach and attitude that USA held towards communism. American policy adopted a “containment” approach towards communism during the implementation of the Marshall Plan and Truman Doctrine. The Korean War was more impactful than the Cuban Missile Crisis due to the larger effect it had towards expanding the containment policy of USA, sowing more discord between USA and USSR as USA became more committed to contain communism. In the duration of the Korean War, there was a reorientation of American policy, and they began to adopt a “rollback of communism” policy. This change was seen when USA started out with the intention of containing communism in North Korea by intervening and defending South Korea from North Korean invasion. However, American troops began to push North Korean troops further back, past the 38th parallel, signalling the switch in attitudes towards communism when “containment” shifted to becoming “rollback of communism”. American involvement in the development of the Cold War thus became more aggressive, leading to a more offensive approach towards dealing with communism. The Korean War was thus a turning point in the development of the Cold

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