The Korean War
Before talking about the Korean War, I need to introduce the Cold War first. What is the cold war mean? The Cold War is the conflict that between the United States and Soviet Union from 1945 to 1991. Why is it called “cold war”? Because both sides never wanted to fight directly with each other. Wars can fight between communists and anti-communists. They could compete for power by using their economic or political.
The reason I need to introduce the Cold War, it is because the Korean War was the important event in the Cold War, and it has affected American history too. The US fought 2 wars to contain the spread of communism, one is the Vietnam War, and another one is the Korean War. The spread of communism was seen as a growth in the power of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Over 100000 Americans were killed. Also there is a North Korea and South Korea, it’s all because of Cold War. The US hate and fear communism, so the US helped South Korea to against North Korea, and tried to stop North Korea. Other countries that around Korea like China, Japan, and Russia joined into this War, then the Korean War started.
The Korean War took place between the years of 1950 to 1953. The cause of the war was the Korean was under Japanese rule ever since the end of the Chinese-Japanese war in 1895. The Korea was freed from Japan after World War II in 1945. The US troops took the southern part, and Russian forced took the northern part of Korean. The very first and main reason the US entered the war in Korea was because John Foster Dulles, he was the very important person in the Korean War, also he was the future secretary of state under Dwight Eisenhower, said that it would be best to the US entered the war. At that time Dulles was a special advisor to the Secretary of State Acheson. Dulles was in Tokyo when the Koreans staged war. Dulles sent a message to Acheson that if the Korean started lose and couldn’t hold back the North Koreans, they...