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We gained a super technologically advanced economic ally in the Far East for one (although at the time I don't think anyone could have predicted that); we prevented the spread of communism and the Soviet sphere of influence; strengthened the UN by giving it a task to perform as a whole (minus the Soviets of course); we learned we shouldn't go to war with China if we really don't have to; and we learned that McArthur, while a brilliant general, can be kind of a jerk sometimes; American and Soviet jet fighters got their first significant combat experience; helicopters were used en masse for the first time in a military situation; the experience of waves of Chinese soldiers charging us finally convinced the Pentagon of the need for a standard assault rifle with fully automatic capabilities, which would eventually lead to the M-16 and other modern American rifles; and the big one: the movie and tv show MASH. If that isn't something, then I don't know what something is.

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Q: What did the United States get out of the Korean War?
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Why was the United States involved in the Korean War?

The Korean War was a United Nations Police Action and the United States was part (most) of the UN force.

Did the United States fight the Korean war?

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Who was involed in the Korean War?

united states

Who was the United States President that entered the United States into the Korean War?

Harry S. Truman.

Why did the US fight in the Korean War?

the united states got involved in the Korean war to stop the spread of communsium

What were the United States goals for the Korean War?

The goals for the Korean War was to Put an end to communism "Domino Effect"

What nations outside of Korea were in the Korean war?

The United States were in the Korean War as well as the USSR and supposedly China.

Was the United States in a war between the Korean War and the Vietnam War?

No, they were "police actions".

What was one effect of the stalemate in the Korean war within the United states?

What was one effect of the stalemate in the Korean war within the United states

How did the United States confront communism in east Asia after the Korean war?

The United states confronted Communism in East Asia after the Korean War with fear that communism would be intertwined to other countries. They entered the Korean Conflict shortly after world war 2.

What was the financial cost of the Korean War to each participating country?

The United States had paid about 403 billion in the Korean war.

How did the Korean War effect the US economy?

the Korean war put the United States out at least 100 billion dollars

Why did the United States join the Korean War?

The United States joined the Korean War because the US feared that all countries in Asia would be turned to a communist country. At the time of the Korean War, China was a huge factor because China supported North Korea. If the United States did not support South Korea then the domino effect would have been put to effect. In other words.. The United States joined the Korean War to resist communism from spreading.

What role did the United States play in the Korean war?

It led the United Nations forces.

Why did the United States fight in the Korean War?

To stop the spread of Communism

What countries helped south Korea in Korean war?

The United States, the Commonwealth States and Turkey.

What was the dominant problem in the United States between 1953 and 1962?

United was under very war like korean war in 1953, and 1954 united states was under the threat of war, 1962 united states was under this war, peace, and international tensions

What Conflict did United States got involved with shortly after World War 2?

The Korean war.

What war was before viet nam?

The Korean War was before Vietnam that the United States was involved in.

What countries were involved in Korean War?

In the Korean War, the fighting took place on the Korean Peninsula. The war was part of a larger competition between the United States and the Soviet Union, known as the Cold War.

Why did the United States become involved in the Korean War?

To stop the spread of Communism

What was Eisenhower's first job as the President of the United States?

Ending the Korean War.

What counties was involved in the Korean war?

The Soviet Union and The United States Of Canada.

Which country was an ally of the united States during the Korean war?

South Korea