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America in Korean war

Please provide a detailed page on the long term significance of the Koren War when it comes to America being involved.

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America became involved in the Korean war as an opposition to communism. Communist N. Korea entered into war with non-communist S. Korea and the US sided with S. Korea and fought in the defence of S. Korea. America's positioning created a long lasting impression that affects the attitude N. Korea government has with the US government today. According to the research, it was a war that never had an official ending. Over the years following the war, N. Korea has been in opposition of Western culture and politics primarily due to the war that was fought Ultimately, the long term significance is a strong animosity towards America which has resulted in N. Korea's isolation and defiant usage of nuclear weapons which are in counter defence of the United States. The following is an extensive review of the events which were involved in this bloody war:

The Korean War (1950-1953) The Korean War was the first war in which the United Nations played a major role in. It was also part of the cold war between the US and Soviet Union. One of the deadliest war in history, it took many lives in such a short span of time of three years. Even after all these deaths, the conflict isn't completely resolved in Korea. There are still American troops stationed in South Korea, in case the Communists decide to take aggressive action.

In WW II, Japan had gained control in Korea. At the end, when Japan was defeated by the Allies, the US and Soviet forces moved in Korea . Korea was divided to serve as the purpose to move the Japanese troops out. The line which was at the 38th parallel divided the country in about half. The Soviet forces were responsible for the north and the US for the south part of Korea. Later, this ...