Following World War II, capitalist countries were having tense relations with communist ones and ideological conflict grew to encompass the globe. In an effort to achieve philosophical domination, Russia and China pressured another communist nation, North Korea, to cross the 38th parallel into their neighboring South Korea, a nation supported by the US. This became a major problem and the US had to intervene. War was waged with many countries coming into play. In 1953, however, both sides signed an armistice or treaty to stop fighting.
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America, Stay Out of It! America should not invade North Korea because North Korean dictator, Kim Il Sung, is very hostile and opportunistic, which means they will be ready to fight a bloody, dirty, dangerous war. North Korea, along with their 1.1 million-man army ready to strike at all times, North Korea has two the most powerful and wealthy countries in the world as their allies. Lastly, the economic burden a war would have on America and its citizens is too great to withstand. After World War II, Korea was divided by the 38th parallel into two separate countries.