anonymous
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North Korea General MacArthur President Truman China United Nations What did these countries/people want in the Korean War? What was the result
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During World War II, Korea was controlled by the Japanese. By the end of the war the Russians controlled the northern half which they influenced with communistic beliefs while the United States controlled the southern half which they also influenced with democratic ideas. The end of WWII gave birth to the Cold War which only increased anti-communist feelings in the United States and brought in the Red Scare. In order to combat communism President Truman created what is now considered the Truman Doctrine (1947). It was a set of international policies meant to discourage communism and to contain it the places that already had. Thus, Russia and China could keep communism but they could not aid in spreading it. The Korean War (1950-1953) started for three main things. 1. The USA wanted to be in complete control. The USSR was the only remaining superpower besides the US after WWII. 2. President Truman wanted to undermine communism. 3. The Domino Theory. If Korea becomes communistic, other countries will soon follow its example. When the war broke out Russia and China (its ally) aided the northerners while the United States aided the southern half with its own allies. The United Nations mainly followed America's lead which caused resentment among the Russians. American General Douglas MacArthur was appointed by the United Nations to help the southern Koreans and combat the northern Koreans and their allies. Results? A stalemate. It was agreed by both sides to end the war but a peace treaty was never signed. So technically, the war is still going on. Korea was divided into two separate countries: Republic of Korea (South) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North).
anonymous
  • anonymous
What did north korea or united nations want?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Motives North Korea-Declared war because it resented being separated in two. The North wanted one large unified Korea ruled under Communism. It didn't want to be separated into two different countries since that would make Korea weaker and it would separate the people too much. United Nations-Prior to the war, Korea was already split into two different nations because of the Russians and Americans. It was the end of the war that made it "official". In 1948, the UN helped South Korea have its first democratic elections. So when North Korea attacked the south, the UN felt that the Northerners were forcing the Southerners to accept a government system they didn't want. The UN also felt that the North Koreans were undermining their authority by attacking the south. Thus, the United Nations interfered and provided aid to the South Koreans in order to protect the results of the democratic election. In the end the United Nations became more of a US puppet though.

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