Korean War

Why did the Korean War take place?

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2011-05-15 16:18:21

The USA went to war in Korea for three reasons. The first reason

was the 'Domino theory' - China turned Communist in 1949 and Truman

feared that the next 'domino' would be Japan. The second was to

undermine Communism and protect the American way of life - in 1950

the American National Security Council recommended that America

start 'rolling back' Communism. Thirdly, Truman realized the USA

was in a competition for world domination with the USSR.

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