Yet, were these motivations really so simple? Or were there layers within the conflict that we need to properly examine to fully understand both the causes and intensity of this war? This report presents an analysis of the major motivations of the powers involved within the Korean War, and each power’s agenda. Wars, by their very nature, can be difficult to grasp, and must be carefully studied for their full dimensions to be taken in. It is easy to get bogged down in analysis of the events within the war, and lose sight of the bigger picture.
Therefore, to say that both superpowers “were reluctantly drawn into them (the conflicts)” is not completely true. To illustrate my point I will analyse the Korean and Vietnam wars. There is strong evidence to suggest that US entered the Korean War fairly voluntarily. Firstly, the US was motivated by strong security interests. They misperceived the North’s invasion to be Soviet instigated and an attempt to spread communist ideology into Asia.
This lesson would appear somewhat obvious, but historically, detailed war termination plans before the start of war are infrequent. Efforts to e... ... middle of paper ... ...l the way to war termination, not chance, that ultimately allowed the Japanese to achieve their military and political goals. The Russo-Japanese War has many lessons to offer and this essay has discussed the three most enduring lessons about war termination in a conflict for limited aims. History has and will likely continue to show us the inherent difficulties of successful and durable war termination. The leadership foresight needed to pre-plan war termination that achieves the political goal is often beyond the capabilities of countries and their leadership.
They wanted to win the Cold War, not so much the Korean War. From all the different factors, it can be determined that although domestic pressure had a great deal of influence over America’s involvement and conduct of Korean War, it was not a prevailing factor. And, in spite of their importance, were the events in Asia. It was the Cold War context under which USA regarded the Korean War that was the primary influence on the USA behaviour. USA was aiming to win the cold war, and behaved with that aim in mind.
In the meantime, North Korea still insisted on the nuclear programme with the reason of national security interest which is harming U.S. and Japan to block North Korea and China also will not be reluctant to react the U.S. action. These will make more problematic in Korean Peninsula for sure. However, countries over the world are also looking forward to seeing the peaceful end of the story. Background After the World War II, Northeast Asia: China, Japan, North Korea, and South Korea, has been apparent by the absence of multilateral institutions. When comparing between Southeast Asia and Northeast Asia, SEA has much further overtaken NEA in the growth of multilateral institutio... ... middle of paper ... ... North Korea as the nuclear holding countries.
In order to answer this question, this paper shall in first assess the evidence that argues in favor of the important impact of Soviet influence on the outbreak of the Korean crisis, and secondly argue that other factors contributed importantly to the origins of the war between North and South Korea. It is a common assumption today that the outbreak of the Korean war was tied to the actions of the Soviet Union. Firstly, it is necessary to clarify the nature of Korea as a vital strategic area for the Soviet Union for more than one reason. Indeed, the peninsula provided a perfect shield for Soviet concessions in Manchuria, a strategic area to influence events in China and prevent Japan from resurging. Moreover, it was crucial for the Soviets to exerce control on the area in order to avoid it becoming a base for attack against them.
The Korean War had a huge effect on the US government. One of the main reasons that the war was fought was to stop communism from taking over the world. The war strengthened our relationship with Britain. This war also let the US avoid a confrontation with the USSR, which would have hurt the economy drastically. If this war would not have happen I believe that the world would have been conquered by communism.
However, evidence that is presented may indicate otherwise as Joseph Stalin provides adequate counter claims for discrediting the “simplicity” of “yes”. Within this controversial topic, two authors provide their sides of the story to whom is to blame and/or responsible for the “Cold War.” Authors Arnold A. Offner and John Lewis Gaddis duck it out in this controversial situation as each individual lead the readers to believe a certain aspect by divulging certain persuading information. However, although both sides have given historical data as substance for their claim, it is nothing more than a single sided personal perception of that particular piece of information; thus, leaving much room for interpretations by the reader/s. Finding the ... ... middle of paper ... ...question is still unanswered to whom may have been responsible to the “Cold War.” It is apparent that both authors provide insights into aiding the reader in making a conclusive determination, however, as mentioned; the reader may be misled by the author’s personal perceptive. Although much factual “doctrines” are exclusively used to provide a certain perceptive, both authors give their account as best as possible, however, neither side can conclusively claim their perceptive as ligament claims.
America jumped into the war to back South Korea because it backed American in... ... middle of paper ... ...ost important, then supporting those in need, and lastly defeating the bad guys. Policy makers strived to protect social, political, and economic pursuits of the American government and people. By masking their missions with such intents the US military gained the support of Americans and other First Worlders. Containment was a First World issue rather than a direct offense toward the Second World. The Third World was, and is, hugely important to America’s economy.
The Korean War was a turning point in history. Sandwiched between the global scale of World War 2 and the nightmare of Vietnam, Korea is sometimes referred to as the “Forgotten War”. Korea might not be in the forefront of the public’s psyche, but it set in motion events that changed the world. Without Korea, history would have been very different. Korea forced the United States to develop coherent policy to deal with the perceived communist threat.