The United States was correct in going to war against North Korea in support of their territory of South Korea.

The Korean war was a war fought between the forces of communism and capitalism. It began as a war consolidated to the country of Korea, but proliferated when countries decided to step in and support the socioeconomic system that they passionately believed in. This war was not just for many reasons, most notably the fact that rather than being attacked themselves, many countries stepped in to the killing simply because they prefered a different socio economic system than their enemy.

The United States was correct in going to war against North Korea in support of their territory of South Korea.
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U.N Backed Up the actions of the United States

The U.N charter authorized force to “Reverse or repel aggression by one state against another”. The aggression in the Korean War was the invasion of South Korea by their neighbors to the North. The United States sanctioned the United States or other powers using force against their invasion. Russia, in charge of North Korea, would have had the opportunity to block the action, but they were boycotting the U.N security council at the time. This was due to their proposal of unseating a Nationalist Chinese Delegation. This proposal was not fulfilled, and the Soviets were angry. The United States had claimed that North Korea had broken world peace. Nine out of 11 nations on the security council sanctioned the following order to North Korea to withdraw from South. When they didn’t, the United Nations formed a joint command from 16 different countries. It was mainly populated and led by the United States.
Article 41:
“The Security Council may decide what measures not involving the use of armed force are to be employed to give effect to its decisions, and it may call upon the Members of the United Nations to apply such measures. These may include complete or partial interruption of economic relations and of rail, sea, air, postal, telegraphic, radio, and other means of communication, and the severance of diplomatic relations.”
Article 42, if article 41 isn’t adequate:
“Should the Security Council consider that measures provided for in Article 41 would be inadequate or have proved to be inadequate, it may take such action by air, sea, or land forces as may be necessary to maintain or restore international peace and security. Such action may include demonstrations, blockade, and other operations by air, sea, or land forces of Members of the United Nations.”
In the Korean War, North Korea had already attacked. To prevent further deaths of South Koreans, military interjection was necessary.
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-boycott-united-nations-security-council
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/united_nations_korean_war.htm

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The United States was correct in going to war against North Korea in support of their territory of South Korea.
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UN demanded they withdraw troops

On June 25th, 1950, North Korea invaded the South. The United Nations, meeting later that day, decided on the U.S’s order to North Korea to withdraw to the 38th parallel. The council voted on it, and Russia was boycotting, so they were not able to use their veto. They are one of a few main countries in the U.N that had the absolute veto power, so had they been there, the proposal wouldn’t have gone through. Two days later, the order remained ignored by the North Koreans. This proves that the United States, through involvement in the U.N, had the U.N demand that North Korea back out of their invasion. They had tried a peaceful option. When this peaceful option was ignored, and it was obvious that it had no effect, the United States went to the last resort. The U.S finally requested that the U.N use force to stop the invasion. Since the Russians were boycotting, no country used their veto privilege against this proposal.

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The United States was correct in going to war against North Korea in support of their territory of South Korea.
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Both sides of the the conflict were supported by a superpower. (North: USSR, South:USA)

After WW2 the U.S gave the Empire of Japan no choice but to surrender after we dropped a nukes on both nagasaki and hiroshima in september of 1945. upon their surrender the United States divided the peninsula into two parts, South Korea and North Korea. The U.S military occupied the southern part of Korea while the Soviet Union occupied the Northern half. North Korea established a communist government while the south was under a Right Wing government. A Right Wing government is a government that supports social hierarchy and social inequality. While North Korea was planning to go to war the Soviets had a huge impact on the planes of attack. Not only were they planning the invasion they supplied the Koreans with soviot tank’s, guns, bombs, and soldiers.

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The United States was correct in going to war against North Korea in support of their territory of South Korea.
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North Korean People’s Army invaded South Korea, an ally of America; this prompted response from American; this prompted response from American forces.

After the eve of WW2, and the fall of the expansive Japanese empire, many Japanese territories were confiscated from their former controllers, and made into new nations. Two of these newly independent countries were North and South Korea. The two independent nations had formerly been a single nation prior to Japanese annexation, at which point it remained a single nation, but fell under harsh Japanese rule. However, when the war ended the nation, upon gaining its freedom from Japan, was immediately split between North and South, the former occupied by the Soviet Union, and the latter occupied by the United States. Much like in the case of Germany’s split occupation, what was initially meant to be only temporary, eventually became long term. The Soviets established a Communist regime in North Korea, while the United States supported the fledgling capitalism in the South economically and militarily. For a time this went on in relative, if not tense, peace. Suddenly, on June 25, 1950, this tentative peace was broken as North Korea’s armed forces began to invade the south, and made their way to the nation’s capital.
With support from communist powerhouses China and the USSR, North Korea would have quickly extinguished its southern adversaries, had the United States not stepped in. South Korea was and still is a sovereign nation, and did not, and still does not, desire to become communist, when the American Forces interceded in the conflict they were merely defending an ally in need. Had the war been strictly between North and South Korea, United States intercession may not have been necessary, for North Korea only had roughly 233,000 troops during the onset. However, China would eventually contribute two million soldiers to the North Korean cause, and The Soviet Union Union, although they denied involvement, would contribute their technology, their tactics, and even their training for a North Korean, and Chinese air force. This combined threat demanded America assist South Korea, which would be inevitably crushed under the combined force of the assault, without aid. In fact, on the North Korean army’s initial strike South Korean forces were pushed back to the southernmost tip of the peninsula; Korea was almost entirely united once more under a communist regime. Although South Korea desired unity, understandably they desired a united nation in which they had the economy that they chose, not an economic system that was forced upon them. The overwhelming threat of the communist conquest of their close ally, South Korea, motivated American assistance in the form 5,720,000 troops, troops that would protect the South Koreans right to the economy that they desired.

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The United States was correct in going to war against North Korea in support of their territory of South Korea.
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Many American officials feared it was the first step in the communist takeover of the world.

Immediately after World War 2, Soviet expansion was allowed by the UN, as Stalin insisted that ally buffer countries were necessary to prevent another invasion like that of the Nazis. However, by the onset of the Korean War, Soviet forces had already taken over much of Europe, putting into place Communist regimes throughout the east that the Soviets could influence with ease. It was clear that the Soviet Union had plans for the expansion of its influence across Europe; it was also clear to many capitalist nations, that something had to be done to stop the spread of communism. Such actions would have to be taken carefully as the Soviet Union had quickly become a formidable force, with power to rival the combined forces of the west. By the time North Korea invaded the South on June 25, 1950, a popular idea about the spread of communism arose, “the domino theory”. The domino theory was essentially the idea that if one nation fell to communism in an area, those that surrounded it would surely follow, owing much to its namesake in this respect. As a result, the United States’ foreign policy became much more aggressive towards the spread of communism. Responding to even purely political actions taken by the Soviets with military response. So when the communist North Koreans pushed South Korean forces all the way back to the southernmost tip; when Southern defeat seemed imminent, US involvement was unavoidable. The loss of one of the few capitalist nations remaining in the East opened the eyes of many western leaders; to them it became evident that The Soviet Union's end goal was not only expansion across the East, but rather, expansion across the globe. The US forces began by first returning South Korea to capitalist leadership which by outnumbering North Korean forces was done rather quickly, averting South Korea from a fate of communist control.

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The United States was correct in going to war against North Korea in support of their territory of South Korea.
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Was a foreign war between foreign powers

The United States was never directly attacked in this war. North and South Korea were the countries at war. However, South Korea was under the command of the United States while North was in the hands of the Soviets. When North Korea was attacked, the United States called for the U.N to create an army mainly comprised of United States soldiers. So without any threat to the well being of our country,(aside from economic) our soldiers died to defend a foreign country. On top of that, our involvement caused even more countries to enter the war. A team of 14 countries came to aid the United States, as decided on by the U.N. Now we have a war between two countries had now caused another country to join, which in turn convinced 14 more countries to share in the fighting. That wasn’t the last of it. Once the U.N stepped in, the Chinese sent troops to Korea and fought against the U.N soldiers. With the whole U.N army comprised of 15 different countries, one may expect there to have been results. However, the war ended up in a tie. The 38th parallel again served as the dividing line between the two countries. For a war with little to no payoff for the U.S, and no direct attack of endangerment of their citizens, they sure involved a large amount of soldiers from countries that had nothing to do with the fighting beforehand. It would have been best for the United States to have minded its own business.

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The United States was correct in going to war against North Korea in support of their territory of South Korea.
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America wanted to spread capitalism

The United States was never directly attacked in this war. North and South Korea were the countries at war. However, South Korea was under the command of the United States while North was in the hands of the Soviets. When North Korea was attacked, the United States called for the U.N to create an army mainly comprised of United States soldiers. So without any threat to the well being of our country,(aside from economic) our soldiers died to defend a foreign country. On top of that, our involvement caused even more countries to enter the war. A team of 14 countries came to aid the United States, as decided on by the U.N. Now we have a war between two countries had now caused another country to join, which in turn convinced 14 more countries to share in the fighting. That wasn’t the last of it. Once the U.N stepped in, the Chinese sent troops to Korea and fought against the U.N soldiers. With the whole U.N army comprised of 15 different countries, one may expect there to have been results. However, the war ended up in a tie. The 38th parallel again served as the dividing line between the two countries. For a war with little to no payoff for the U.S, and no direct attack of endangerment of their citizens, they sure involved a large amount of soldiers from countries that had nothing to do with the fighting beforehand. It would have been best for the United States to have minded its own business.

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The United States was correct in going to war against North Korea in support of their territory of South Korea.

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