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 accept nothing less than the unconditional surrender of the Axis powers. They used all means—even nuclear weapons—to accomplish this.
Second, the war in Korea was part of the Cold War. The Cold War was the conflict between Communism and the West after 1945. The Korean War was just one chapter—albeit an important...
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