The Korean War did not resolve anything, allowing problems to continue up to today. After that time Soviet influence in the North diminished with the Chinese taking their place. Throughout the Korean War period, Koreans were trying to adjust to the changes in their lives from Japan's colonization forward. As a result of the 46-year separation, North and South Korea have grown ... ... middle of paper ... ...ral population. When considering the present tense situation, it is important to consider geographical and political data about Korea.
The limited goal of the United States was to protect South Korea; the only rational approach for the United States was to try and protect South Korea in order to avoid the occurrence of the Third World War. The United States also wanted to avoid stretching its finite resources too thinly around the globe; this however, proved to be a frustrating experience for people of the United States since they were used to victory that was achieved during the Second World War. The model of limited war was a difficult word to comprehend among the America... ... middle of paper ... ...riation, and hence they chose to live in the Communist China while others went to North Korea. The armistice acted as a ceasefire and not a peace treaty to end the war; the final peace treaty revolved around an agenda at the Geneva Conference of 1954. By the time the conference began, nothing was discussed except for the French colonial war in Indochina.
The North named its country the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea and its first premier was Kim Il Sung. The South named its portion of the country the Republic of Korea an... ... middle of paper ... ... end of the war, there were 33,739 United States of American troop deaths. South Korea had 217,000 military troops and 1,000,000 civilians dead.  The lessoned learned from this all these deaths are that the war could have ended earlier if we did not ignore the warnings from China there would be less death and suffering. With China, entering the fight with the North Korean changed the war to more of a challenge.
COUNTER-ARGUMENTS Economic Stability China’s rise will not be a threat to Asian stability. It seems that the peaceful rise of China is calculated by other Asian countries as a potential economic threat in the region. But on the contrary, China is not a threat as perceived. China, in reality is just another regular state making waves to restore its lost pride after being materially humiliated, defeated, and shammed by Imperial Japan –and the West- in pre-modern East Asia. Its peaceful rise to global importance is ironically a hybrid balance between capitalism and socialism, which some experts and scholars are still struggling to explain.
Beijing also agreed to simplify visa application procedures for Taiwanese and to offer incentives to Taiwanese studying on the mainland, according to a joint statement released after Soong's talks with China's Hu Jintao. Hu and Soong also pledged to push for cross-strait peace talks under a "two sides, one China" principle and oppose independence for Taiwan. President Chen, who stresses Taiwan's independence and sovereignty, immediately rejected the peace overture. "Should we accept the 'one-China principle', Taiwan would be Hong Kong-ized and become part of the People's Republic of China, a scenario which is by no means acceptable to the 23 million people in Taiwan," Chen said Thursday.
Topical Question #4 (Communism) When communism eventually made its way to East Asia, it grew to have a noteworthy grasp within China and Vietnam. However, how both of these countries have taken communism under their wing is not the same, though there are some similarities. Both countries initially wanted communism for much of the same reasons, yet took different paths in how they became communist. This was due in large part to how the international world, in particular, the United States and the Soviet Union, responded to these two country’s development in the bipolar world during the Cold War. Once communism was firmly established, how each country transcended its country into its current form was almost identical.
Harry Truman was president when it began in 1950, and Dwight Eisenhower was elected in 1952. The president of South Korea during this time was Syngman Rhee (Hickey, 2010). Korea’s biggest problem has always been the lack of resources. Even today, the limited natural resources and small population have deprived them of being a more powerful nation (Snippets, 2011). China entered the war on October 19th, 1950 (Korean, 2011).
The two main reasons were their wish to keep communism from spreading to other South East Asian countries and their belief in spreading freedom and democracy internationally America was a country which was against communism, they hated when other countries lost wars against communist parties, which resulted in independence and the spread of communism. They had a policy which they always followed and the main point listed was stop communism in foreign countries. The Vietnam War began in 1965. In 1949, a communist party in China had become powerful and with the communist group in North Vietnam they were pretty much impossible to beat. China with North Vietnam alongside the Soviet Union influence over Eastern Europe certainly gave the world a sneak peak to what they might be d... ... middle of paper ... ...ica got involved to stop the elections so it won’t cause any harm to the citizens, even though it caused more harm.
As a strong anti-communist country, America wanted to use Korean War as an epitome to convey that democracy triu... ... middle of paper ... ...the countries had stood up and stopped the war, and had convinced others to resolve the crisis through communication, then we would have prevented further death and might have achieved peace. Moreover, America would have never deployed nuclear weapons in South Korea and introduced nuclear threats in the Korean peninsula. If both North Korea and South Korea showed more consideration and understanding to each other, the two Koreas would enjoy a cordial and peaceful relationship. Professor Cuming’s argument is right that America’s lack of understanding in North Korea and its deployment of nuclear weapon endangered the armistice. But, America does not hold full responsibility to the Korean crisis.
In 1949, Congress dragged its feet in considering a $150 million dollar aid bill to South Korea. Syngman Rhee had so often talked about invading North Korea that US leaders feared giving him too much in the way of weapons. For this reason, South Korea was sent only rifles, bazookas, and light artillery; tanks an airplanes were held back. Also by 1949, most of the US military had moved out. Only 500 advisors, known as KMAG (the Korean Military Advisory Group) remained in South Korea, under the command of Brigadier-General William L. Roberts.