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Korean War In 1950 1953: Conflicting Ideologies

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Military or Political?
President Truman strategy was a “negotiated settlement” “This would end the war, unfortunately North Korea would remain independent.” His tactics were diplomatic, whenever there would be a dispute he would talk it out not causing any trouble or alarming other countries there is a collision of interests.
Calling troops to act would be his last call, as he believed violence was unnecessary. As well as with the Korean War, he didn’t send in the troops to attack and recapture North Korea. He ordered them to Pusan because he wanted to secure South Korea and avoid a massive killing and imprisonment of half of Korea. But his main fear was the expansion of communism therefore that was his main aim, was not to anger the Chinese. Once MacArthur reached the coast line of Pusan he wanted to fight until the end and leave South Korea as a proud leader that accomplished and perhaps avoided the biggest turn there could be in history: the communist takeover. However he wouldn’t be given a chance, the President couldn’t to risk going further to North Korea as it could be suicide for USA, President Truman believed so as crossing the 38th parallel was known as “the point of no return”.

Their relationship was an issue at that time as it climaxed to a high level in the middle of the war. It was a problem because they were both two great leaders present, fighting over communism take over tactics and aiming to save South Korea yet they were competing and fighting with one another. This was a danger that could weaken them to a big extent and defeat them by their own obstinacy. The conflict between the president and the general caused many discussions and conflicts within the public and their enemy too. The dispute between them had the power to be used against them and gradually destroy any potential help they aimed to save the country with. This conflict was in issue back then because of the fragile line oscillating between obtaining peace and inducing WWIII. The lacks of cooperation lead to arguments and serious accusations that later on caused McArthur loss of “general’s” position, as he didn’t accept his orders.

Fear over consequences caused by general that could potentially evoke another World War.
Harry Truman speaking at presidential memoirs: "In my generation, this was not the first occasion when the strong had attacked the weak…. Communism was acting in Korea just as Hitler, Mussolini, and the Japanese had acted ten, fifteen, and twenty years earlier. I felt certain that if South Korea was allowed to fall, Communist leaders would be emboldened to override nations closer to our own shores."
President Truman was under colossal pressure as the situation could potentially turn into WWIII. It was not long ago when Hitler and Mussolini nearly took over the world and once communism spread into nearly whole of Asia President Truman had to be careful with every command and think of all the possibilities that could follow up with his...

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