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Why did the Korean War end in a Stalemate?

The Korean War ended in a stalemate. When the Korean War began, the border between North and South Korea was the 38th parallel. North Korea was communist, and South Korea was non-communist. At the...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2015 10:17 pm UTC

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How did the Korean War impact the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union?  

The Korean War was the first major proxy war of the Cold War and a significant test of the Truman Doctrine in action. It also signified the rapid deterioration in the relationship between the...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2020 5:32 pm UTC

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What were the goals of the US during the Korean War?

The primary goals of the United States during the Korean War fell sharply along the lines of President Truman's Containment Policy. This was the country's mission to prevent the further...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2020 11:00 pm UTC

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What is the significance of the Korean War? 

The Korean War is often referred to as “The Forgotten War” because reporting on the conflict was heavily censored throughout the 1950s and it was overshadowed in popular memory by the US...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019 6:42 pm UTC

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How did the Korean war influences US relations with Communist China?

First, understand a little background The Korean War began in June of 1950, while barely a year earlier, in 1949, there was a communist revolution and the government was overthrown in China....

Latest answer posted June 8, 2010 11:25 pm UTC

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What were factors that led to the Korean War?

Some factors leading to the Korean War: Kim Il Sung, totalitarian dictator of North Korea (N.K.), originated the idea of invading South Korea (S.K.) and had some Russian military advisors who were...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2010 1:20 am UTC

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What was the impact of the Korean War on international relations and the Cold War?

The Korean War was as much of a verification of the Cold War as anything. Leading up to the Korean War, the Cold War was filled with threats and escalations with limited action, so to speak....

Latest answer posted November 29, 2019 1:15 pm UTC

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How did the Korean War affect the 1952 presidential election?

The Korean War came as a shock to many within the United States political establishment and as the election of 1952 approached, Eisenhower (as the Republican Candidate) used their lack of...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2011 9:25 pm UTC

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What are the major differences between WWII and the Korean War?

There were many differences between World War II (1939–1945) and the Korean War (1950–1953). First, WWII was a total war, while the Korean conflict was a limited one. In WWII, the Allies would...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2019 12:37 pm UTC

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How did the Korean War end and what lasting impact has this had on North Korea, South Korea, and the US?

There are so many ways to answer this question. Let me take it from a few different perspectives. First, the country was split in half and now they are two different nations. The Northern part is...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2010 9:01 am UTC

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What was the long-term significance of the Korean War?

For Korea, of course, the long term significance of this war was that the peninsula remains divided and that there continues to be deep animosity between the two countries. Outside of this, the...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2012 6:01 am UTC

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What does MacArthur mean when he says "appeasement but begets newer and bloodier wars?"

Towards the end of his farewell address to Congress, delivered on 19 April 1951, General Douglas MacArthur makes the point that the object of war is victory, "not prolonged indecision." He goes...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2020 2:45 pm UTC

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Why did the USA become directly involved in the Korean War when the USSR did not?

The United States became involved in the Korean War through its membership (and, in reality, leadership) of the United Nations. The intervention was the result of a UN resolution that the Soviet...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2012 7:33 pm UTC

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What impact did China make when entering the Korean War against the US?

By November of 1950, UN troops under Douglas Macarthur had driven the North Koreans out of the South and all the way back to the Yalu River, the North Korean border with China. At this point, China...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2012 1:25 pm UTC

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How did the Korean War end?

The Korean war began on June 25, 1950. It began as a result of North Korea invading South Korea, and the United States also became involved in the conflict in support of South Korea. The conflict...

Latest answer posted June 22, 2020 3:06 pm UTC

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Who started the Korean War?

Unless we really stretch the idea of “starting” the Korean War, the answer to this must be Kim Il Sung, the leader of North Korea. The Korean War started in June of 1950 when North Korea invaded...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2013 1:28 am UTC

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How long was the Korean War?

Although the Korean War only lasted for just over three years, it was still a bitter, bloody conflict that claimed the lives of over 33,000 American troops. To a considerable extent, the bitterness...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2020 11:37 am UTC

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What impact did the Korean war have on the American people?

Don't know why the poor rating on the answer above, I agree completely. I would add a couple of other effects the war had on Americans at that time too. First, this was the second major war...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2010 3:35 am UTC

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Describe what led to the Korean War.

The Korean War came about because of the Cold War. It had its origins in the last days of World War II, when the Allies were just about to defeat Japan and were already jockeying for power in the...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2012 12:01 am UTC

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When Did The Korean War End?

Most historians say the start date of the Korean War began on June 25, 1950. The date is when North Korean troops began their assault on South Korea and penetrated the border. The end of the Korean...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2020 12:33 pm UTC

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Use the source below and your knowledge to explain why there was a war in Korea from 1950-53. Source: America's first...

There are at least two ways to look at this question. First, why was there a war at all? The main reason for this was the communists’ desire to expand and the West’s strategy of containing...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2012 7:04 pm UTC

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Describe the steps leading up to the Korean War.

There were many steps that helped to cause the Korean War to occur. If you want to go far enough back, you could argue that the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917 was a major cause of the war....

Latest answer posted November 21, 2012 7:38 pm UTC

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Why was the Korean War more of a U.S. war than an United Nations war?

Here are some bullet points that can help you formulate an answer to this question: The United Nations Security Council Approved a resolution authorizing military intervention in Korea, but only...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2014 5:10 am UTC

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When was the Korean War?

Since the end of World War II, the Korean Peninsula had been divided along the thirty-eighth parallel between Communist North Korea and non-Communist South Korea. Communist North Korea was allied...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2020 11:26 am UTC

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Why did President Truman respond as he did to the Korean War?

There were at least three important responses by Truman to this war. First, he chose to seek UN intervention rather than simply acting alone. He did this in part to show international support for...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2012 2:14 pm UTC

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What goals did the U.S. have for the Korean War?  

Various Americans had different goals for this war at different points in the war. However, the overall goal was that the United States wanted to push North Korea out of South Korea and restore...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2012 4:39 am UTC

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According to President Truman's press release of August 6, 1945, why did Truman decide not to use the atomic bomb in...

The Korean War did not happen until 1950 so the press release during WWII cannot tell us anything about Truman's thinking in Korea. In Korea, his decision not to use the bomb had to do with the...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2012 3:28 am UTC

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Why was the United States' national security threatened during the Korean War?

Technically, US national security wasn't threatened by North Korea's invasion of South Korea in 1950, but US involvement was not unwarranted. After Japan surrendered control of the Korean...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2013 9:46 pm UTC

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What were informative facts on the Korean War?

TEN FACTS ABOUT THE KOREAN WAR The war began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) troops crossed the 38th Parallel and attacked South Korean (Republic of...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2012 3:53 pm UTC

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How did detente help to bring the Korean War to an end? I'm writing an essay on how detente was more successful than...

First of all, you should realize that the term "detente" is not typically used in connection to the Korean War. We do not use the term to refer to anything that is the opposite of "brinkmanship."...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2012 1:15 pm UTC

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How far is it true that none of the great powers involved in the Korean War had expansionist ambitions?

This is an accurate statement. The only country involved in this war that truly had an expansionist agenda was North Korea. It is true that some American leaders would have liked to expand, but...

Latest answer posted May 17, 2012 9:18 pm UTC

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Why was it so important for America to intervene in the Korean War?

America intervened in the Korean War (1950–1953) for a number of reasons. First, the US had adopted a policy of containment for Communism in the late 1940s. Containment was the reason for America's...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2019 9:35 am UTC

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Explain the conflict between North Korea and South Korea.

The Korean peninsula was part of the Japanese Empire for the first half of the twentieth century. When the Japanese surrendered, the peninsula was divided between the northern half, under Soviet...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2012 9:29 pm UTC

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What are the orgins of the Korean War?

The origins of the Korean War are in the end of World War II and in the Cold War. At the end of WWII, the Soviet Union entered the war against Japan. After the atomic bombs had already been...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2012 8:53 pm UTC

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When did the Korean War start?

The Korean War formally started on June 25, 1950, when the Korean People's Army of North Korea invaded South Korea. The United States then entered the war on the side of the South. Although foreign...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2020 1:13 pm UTC

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