The Cold War in Korea

The Cold War in Korea

The end of World War Two left many international relations feelings strained and bitter; these negative feelings were especially evident between the United States and the Soviets. Their distaste for each other resulted in several conflicts that are now called the Cold War. In 1950, when the Korean War broke out, the United States revived the corps V and VII under the Seventh United States Army as a result of the growing concern for the defense of western Europe. Throughout the Cold War and after, hundreds of thousands of troops continued to occupy West Germany, with others in Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, in fear of a Soviet attack.

American Solciers in the Korean War.

Due to the international fear of the spread of communism and the United States and the rest of the non-communistic population fought against soviet troops from both North Korea and North Vietnam. The idea of the Domino Theory was brought up, and made the world fear communism more than ever; it was a theory that described communismís potential ability to spread swiftly and devastatingly. Then, the Korean War officially started after the Soviets walked out of a UN Security Council meeting, upsetting the rest of the world. The fighting that followed was to prevent North Korea, and communism, from invading South Korea. After many communist losses, the Korean Armistice Agreement brought an end to the brutal war.

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