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...a In order to prevent them from taking all of Korea. In order to prevent any further conflict the U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to divide Korea temporarily along the 38th Parallel into a communist North Korea and an anticommunist South Korea, undemocratic but aligned with the U.S.(715) However in 1950 North Korea would cross into South Korea and the United Nations Security Council would declaring the North Korean attack a breach of the peace and would assign the President of the U.S. as its executive agent to prosecute the war. With the entire population of South Korea at risk of falling under communist control and with the backing of the U.N. the U.S. would send troops to defend South Korea. Although the Korean War ultimately ended in a stalemate, U.S. involvement helped stop the spread of communist control and that alone justifies U.S. involvement in this War.
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