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Cold War: Korean War (1950 – 1953) From 1910, Korea was invaded by Japan. In order to stop this invasion during the Second World War, USA and USSR came toKorea. However, the long tension between USA and USSR for theirclaim for ideology: capitalism and communism, made them to divide Korea by 38th parallel. Now they are trying to make a proxy war in order to get Korea unified with their ideology.
Type of Warfare Limited •U.S.A War •USSR Total •South Korea War / Civil War •North Korea
Tactics“another oversight on Stalin’s part – was that therewas no Soviet representative present in the SecurityCouncil to veto United Nations action: he had beenwithdrawn, some months earlier, as a protest againstthe organisation’s refusal to seat the Chinesecommunists. With U.N. approval, then, theinternational community mobilises within day sotcounter this new threat to international security”
CiviliansResistance American citizens were resisting about the fact that there were too many American soldiers being sacrificed for the Korean War. ‘The American people had no understanding of the significance of the Korean War, nor did they understand the horrors that were taking place in it or the hardships that [American] servicemen women had to endure while serving in Korea.”Home front The Korean gave a fear to the citizens that nuclear might occur. Using this belief, Republicans tried to gain votes during the election. Korean people were following the radio and tried to follow every directions on the radio
Who were stronger in terms of military prior to the war
Casualties1.5 ~ 3m deaths (2m consensus) of civilians33,686 battle deaths, 2,830 non-battle deaths, 8136MIA for USA400 thousand Chinese soldiers510 thousand North Korean soldiers415 thousand South Korean soldiers
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