What was America's involvement in the Korean War?
America brought the topic of Korea to the UN when the USSR was upsent (as a protest for the Chinese Popular Government, which hadn't been given a seat. Instead, it had been ocuppied by the Chinese capitalists that had flown to Taiwan with help of the US). Moreover, it convinced the rest of the countries to organize a defensive army to help South Korea from the North Korean invasion.
The thing is, this troops responded to the American President Eisenhower instead of responding to the UN, its commander was American and most of the troops (approx. 50% of the land forces, 80% of the aircraft and also the navy) were sent by the USA.
Why the US involvement in the Vietnam war lengthened can be sparated into four categories: Political, Financial, Advisory and Military. Political - Communism vs Capitalism, Cold War, Domino Theory, Truman Doctrine, Changing President, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Influence of public - Korean War, Ho Chi Minh helping. Financial - Financial air to the French - first stage of involvement. Advisory - Sending in advisors - Vietcong (figures), Strategic Hamlets Military - Korean war (slow involvement), gulf…
Australia was involved for three years. Australia was involved in the Korean War because of 3 main reasons; 1. Most Australians feared the 'Domino Effect' and so thought that they'd better stop communism in Korean, rather than wait for it to work it's way down under. 2. Australia felt obliged to fight with America, who was also involved in the Korean War. 3. They wanted to show 'support' for the United Nations.