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What led the united states to the korean war ?

WHAT LED THE UNITED STATES TO THE KOREAN WAR BACK IN WORLD WAR 2 ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    When Japan collapsed in 1945, Korea had been divided up into two sections: the Soviets controlled the north above the 38th parallel and the United States controlled south of that line.

    On June 25, 1950, the North Korean army invaded South Korea. President Truman's National Security Council had recommended NSC-68, calling for the quadrupling of the United States' defense spending. Truman ordered a massive military buildup, well beyond what was necessary for the Korean War.

    NSC-68 was a key document of the Cold War because it not only marked a major step in the militarization of American foreign policy, but it reflected the sense of almost limitless possibility that encompassed postwar American society.

    On June 25, 1950, President Truman obtained from the United Nations Security Council a unanimous condemnation of North Korea as an aggressor. (The Soviet Union was not present at the meeting.) Without Congress's approval, Truman ordered American air and naval units to be sent to support South Korea.

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  • 1 decade ago

    World War II : 1939-1945

    Korean War : 1950-1953

    From 1945-1948, Korea was already independent from Japan, but there's no definite government that governed the country. The United States and the USSR were both trying to get hold of the peninsula. But then they separated their ways by the division of Korea in 1948. South Korea became Republic of Korea in August 1948 under the patron of US. And North Korea became Democratic republic of Korea on September 1948 under USSR's patron. Both US and USSR remained in Korea until the Korean War started in 1950. US troops are even still remain in Korea since the end of the war in 1953 up to now, 2007. And will remain there up to at least 2012.

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    1 decade ago

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  • 3 years ago

    Ever due to the fact Communist USSR took over European nations after WWII, the USA and its allies created a coverage of containment to avoid the unfold of communism. Communist North Korea with support from USSR and CHina desired to vanquish democratic South Korea. Communist North Vietnam had been seeking to overthrow democratic South Vietnam.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Korean War was well after WWII. Anyway, I don't know the specifics, but the "fight against communism" was a big part. North Korea was (and still is) communist, and they were trying to force that on South Korea.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It was after WW II and was to stop the spreading scourge and evil of communism.

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