Date: Mar 9, 2018
Category: Comparison Essay
The period 1950-1953 witnessed a clash between sides of Korea that had been until the end of the Second World War existed as one country. However, the end of this war saw a physical split of this island into two: South and North Korea. South Korea, known for its democratic political ideas was backed by the United Nations with a notable military aid from the United States. On the other hand North Korean, often seen as a black child with its communistic ideas had a strong backup from the Chinese government and the Soviet Union now Russia. This is therefore seen as a battle of the communists versus the capitalists. During its early stages, the UN and its allies in the UN had been received a strong opponent in North Korean as the Soviet Union show cased its supremacy as it deployed troops which seemed to outnumber the enemy. As opposed to earlier wars, this appeared as a tester for powerful jet airplanes first used in combat to bomb areas in North Korea taking a lot of soldiers as prisoners of war. China, then still a strong communist state and a UN non-member would launch surprise attacks to forces allied to the UN in a way that displaced them in battle. UN commander Mac Arthur and the then US president Truman along the way differed in views on how to deal with such a strong enemy in a bid to win over the communists and contain the war; something that led to the former being dismissed from his commanding duties. And so Korean remained divided at the 38th parallel in 1953 as negotiations kicked off. In a war such as this, the namely: the World War 1 where it is believed to have taken a neutral position although it supported the British by financing, feeding and equipping it in times of war; and the World War 2 which has been its greatest victory of all time with the soldiers that fought it being named the country’s finest. (Hermes 22). Conclusion This is a one kind of a war where negotiations and threats to use atomic weapons on enemies to end a war, not in the nature of the US government. In the Korean War, the US loses a bid to dominate over Korea and therefore appears to share spoils when the south remains capitalistic and the north strongly communist. Of the lives lost in battle and of the failure to claim North Korea, we can say that the USA lost its objectives in this war.