Why were troops sent to Korea? & whose troops were sent?
I was curious,thanks.
- Needful SinnerLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
"Why were troops sent to Korea?"
It was a UN mission led by US General MacArthur intended to halt the spread of Communism from North Korea who had invaded the south with the goal of maintain South Korea's democratic government.
" & whose troops were sent?"
South Korea, USA, Canada, Britain, Australia, Belgian United Nations Command, Colombia, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand and Turkey.
The Union of South Africa provided air units which fought alongside the air forces of other member nations. Denmark, India, Norway, and Sweden provided medical units. Italy provided a hospital, even though it was not a UN member.
- Louie OLv 77 years ago
Korea was occupied by Japan during WW2 but after the US dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan, and before the second bomb was dropped, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan. They were the first to send troops into Korea. On August 8, 1945 they occupied Korea down to the 38th parallel (still the border between North and South Korea).
A month later, on September 8, 1945 the U.S. Navy landed Army troops at Inchon, south of the 38th parallel, and the next day the Japanese in southern Korea surrendered. U.S. troops were still stationed in the south when North Korea invaded South Korea 5 years later and the Korean War began.