The Korean War was the first military action of the cold war. By June 1950, the war broke out and South Korea only had a small army of about 100,000 with limited resources and weapons (U.S. Enters 1). South Korea’s forces could barely control rebellious attacks around borders, and other places. In 1949 U.S. withdrew all forces except about 500 who stayed in South Korea to help train soldiers for the war. Because the soldiers were no longer needed.
During the training over their soldiers they were unexpectedly attacked by North Korea, which they were grossly unprepared for (U.S. Enters 1). The U.S.S.R. came to an agreement with North Korea; they gave the North mass amounts of weapons, supplies, and even tanks. The Soviet Union also had North Korean troops sent to their country in order to help train them for war. When the war began both the North and the South knew that the North was the bigger and stronger army (U.S. Enters 1). When the war was starting President Harry S. Truman ordered U.S. naval and air support to help push back North Korea’s communist aggression (U.S. Enters 2). He later sent ground forces from japan into Korea; And General Douglas Macarthur was selected commander of all the U.N. forces in Korea. When, the forces came to the aid of the south many questioned if they were prepared if one of the largest communist powers were to come into the fight. Many thought the Chinese were going to attack the U.N. forces in Korea which they did. (U.S. Enters 2) The U.N. Invaded South Korea, to defend the South from the North’s communist’s army, and Truman’s administration seized an opportunity to protect a non-communist government, and the Invasion of Inchon, in this essay it will depict the struggles each nation went through, and the actions that were taken after the invasion of Korea.
The U.S. enters the Korean War in June 1950, and the Koreas were separated by a Soviet supported government in the North and American supported in the South (U.S. Enters 1). The North and the South were both split into two separate nations at the end of world war two (U.N. and the Korean War 1). The North and the South were divided at what came to be called as the 38th parallel. (U.S. Enters 2) The 38th parallel is where the war broke out on June 25th, 1950. That day North Korea coordinated an attack on the South and headed towards Seoul (U.S. forces land at Inchon 1).
When the U.S. joined the war effort it showed a reversal of policy toward Korea. In 1948 before the U.S. joined the war they withdrew their troops from South Korea. By 1949 The Soviet Union created an atomic bomb which gave the North a very huge advantage (U.S. Enters 1). Truman’s joining of the war gave an opportunity to defend a noncommunist government from invasion by communist troops. Harry S. Truman attended a meeting with many different foreign leaders and committees to propose a deal to the United Nations that they all send troops into South Korea to help defend against North...