The Korean War, between North and South Korea, began on June 25, 1950 and paused with an armistice signed on July 27, 1953.
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Who would win in a war North Korea or US?
Okay this shouldn't even be a question. First of all the US is the most powerful country this side of the Galaxy, north Korea Isnt even half that They are extremely poor, they have only one Major ally in China who would not risk its thriving economy whit defending puny little KIm Jong Il. They may have nukes but so do we and if they do that then they might as well be Martyrs because the US has plenty of its own and would easily wipe North Korea off the map literally. We have way more firepower via cruise missles, predator drones, stealth bomberrs(The US is the only country to own one) plus with the help of the South Korean Army this war would end in less than 2 years. They may have a massive army but I completely doubt that North Korea would stand a chance against the Superpower of The United States GOD BLESS AMERICA
What does the term amphibious assault refer to?
In military terminology, an "amphibious assault" refers specifically to the movement of troops from a water-borne transport onto land. Historically, this has exclusively meant the use of small boats and similar craft to move troops and equipment from large vessels onto a beach (or, rarely, a prepared dock such as at a port), which may or may not be actively defended. In modern times, it often includes some component of helicopter-borne troop movements. Thus, a modern amphibious assault generally consists of small units of troops being ferried ashore in special-purpose assault watercraft or hovercraft in combination with some troops being landed immediately behind the beaches by helicopters or parachute. The key portion of amphibious assault is the "over-the-beach" portion, where the vast majority of the fighting force comes ashore. If the attack primarily relies on other methods of transporting troops to the combat zone, then it is called some other form of "assault" (e.g. airborne assault, airmobile assault, etc.)
Asked in Korean War, North Korea, South Korea
Will North Korea destroy the US?
No. In the 1990s 2 million North Koreans died of starvation. The present situation may dwarf those numbers as 6.5 million people face food shortages and starvation. North Korea is actively engaged in talks with the United States which may result in food aid. South Korea halted aid as it is waiting for North Korea to ask for it. South Korea has a new conservative government that is critical of North Korea, so the poor are suffering as governments hash out their ego contest. In the past, North Koreans who escaped to China or South Korea reported cannibalism during particularly difficult food shortages.
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What was the outcome of the Korean War?
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What caused the Korean War. Communist aggression by North Korea.?
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Why were the Cold War geographic boundaries drawn?
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Korean war being a proxy war?
The Korean War was fought between the Communist Superpowers of the Soviet Union/Red China and the nations of the Free World, primarily using the North & South Koreans as the fighters and the soil of Korea as the arena. Although US & Red Chinese troops ultimately became directly involved, the war was still fought on Korean soil.
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Who were Kim I1 Sung and Syngman Rhee?
Kim Li Sung was Koreas communist leader and Syngman Rhee was the leader of the South Korea republic -edit- Kim Il-Sung is recorded to have been an anti-Japanese guerrilla fighter during Korea's occupation. Upon the establishment of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, he was given the titles of President and later, Prime Minister. Despite his given titles, he functioned as a communist-inspired totalitarian dictator. Syngman Rhee was the first president of the provisional government of Korea (during Japanese occupation). After leading the South in the Korean war, he became the President of the Republic of Korea. However, after growing unpopular due to his authoritarian policies, he was forced into resignation and exile.
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Is the Korean war still going on because the US and China and Japan think that Korea in his whole could become one of the most powerful countries in the world?
The Korean War is not really going on. The problem is that the U.S. and Japan seem to be allies with South Korea since the Korean War time. China is an allie with North Korea and this caused a problem. Mostly as you know the U.S. economy is based on Chinese goods, while Chinese economy is based on how much the U.S. spend on their goods. Korea in whole truly has been separated because of the separate parties. I hope I have answered your question! <><><> Technically a state of war still exists between North and South Korea. A peace agreement was never signed- just a cease fire.
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What countries were involved in the Korean War?
The "North Korean" side consisted of Democratic People's Republic of Korea People's Republic of China The Soviet Union The "South Korean" side consisted of Republic of Korea Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Ethiopia France Greece Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Philippines South Africa Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States Naval Support and Military Servicing/Repairs: Japan Medical staff: Denmark Italy Norway India Sweden the main important ones were: United States, North Korea, South Korea, and The Soviet Union china was a major player in this war sending 100,s of thousands of troops.
Asked in Korean War, History of China
Why did China get involved in the Korean War?
Viewpoint 1: Self-defence of Chinese They wanted to keep a 'safe zone' so that no countries would interrupt its internal reconstruction to a communist country. Countries might use this as a chance to overthrow the CCP and change China into a democratic state. It did not want to get into the war in the future at its own economical expense and development. It did not want the hydroelectric damps in South Manchurian to be exploited by other countries at China's expense. Viewpoint 2: MacArthur's Wrong Decision The United Nations Forces under the command of American General Douglas MacArthur were pushing the invading North Korean Forces back into North Korea. The Government of China warned him not to come closer than 20 miles away from the Yalu river, the border between China and North Korea, or they would consider it to be an act of war and would enter the war on the side of North Korea. MacArthur, an arrogant man who wished to provoke China continued past the 20 miles mark, even though told not to by the US. President Harry S. Truman. Chinese troops swarmed across the border driving the Americans back in disarray all the way back to the original border between north and south with great loss of life to the Americans, President Truman fired MacArthur and ordered him back to the US. where he retired. MacArthur was a warmongering person who insisted on attacking China previously but was told no by the Truman administration. Strategically, he was a good general but, all in all, he was foolish. He ignored the Chinese warning and lined troops right along the Yalu river. He provoked China as a sibling does to there older brother or sister. China then sent approximately 300,000 men against the US (having support from USSR) and pushed the US back past the 38th parallel. Counterview: Chance to Prove the Military Strength I think MacArthur was a bit crazy towards the end of his command but he had been a great general as his record in World War 2 and most of the Korean War proves. China had only been taken by the communists in 1949 after a long civil war in which the Americans backed the losers, the Nationalist KMT, who then fled to Taiwan. The Nationalists had been given millions of US dollars and lots of military equipment, but they still lost. Mao and the Red Chinese hated America and were looking for a chance to fight them. Mao also wanted to prove that Red China was a real force in world communism, he felt that the Russians looked down on the Chinese. So China was looking for a fight, and they had been giving lots of aid to the North Koreans, as had the Soviets. MacArthur did want to occupy Korea, but he had to obey the orders of his president and to a lesser extent the word of the UN. When he said he wanted to use the atom bomb in Korea Truman sacked him (which was quite appropriate; politicians make policy and generals carry it out). Viewpoint 3: Threat of US Anticommunism Korea had been a Japanese colony. When Japan lost World War II, the Allies divided up Korea- North Korea to the Russians, South Korea to the US. The Russians set up a communist government, the US, a semidemocratic one. When North Korea invaded South, the US got involved in the war so as to keep South Korea from falling to communism. Also, at that time, there were two part of Korean governments grown in China, one was in Shenyang (Northern China) who was the chairman Kim Il Jung, and the other was in Shanghai. Both of them held different parts of Korea and had different policy, the PRC government helped North, and ROC helped South, and after 1950, Kim Il Jung tried to unify two parts of Korea into one, and the US supported democracy, so they helped the South, and China, Russia supported communist, so they helped North. Also, China worried about US would break into China if the US and South Korea were allowed to win the war.
Asked in Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War
Was the Korean war bigger than the Vietnam war?
In terms of violence and scale yes. In terms of area and time no. Korea commenced immediately as a conventional war; with tanks and aircraft, ships and men. But it was confined to the Korean peninsula, and lasted only 3 years. Vietnam began like a cancer and escalated from a guerrilla war into a conventional war after 1964 (due to the Tonkin Gulf Incident). In Vietnam, which was not a peninsula, bombing and infiltration affected the bordering nations of Cambodia and Laos, and had the potential to spread to further neighboring countries had the US pursued the war with even more determination than it actually did. However, the US desparately tried to confine the war to only South Vietnam, with an aerial war over North Vietnam, and "secret" bombings of Laos and Cambodia.
Why did North Korea invade South Korea?
Hoping to unify the Koreas under a single Communist government, the North launched a surprise invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950. In the following days, the UN Security Council condemned the attack and demanded an immediate withdrawal. Because Kim Il Sung hoped to join the two Koreas into one communist nation. To spread communism.
Asked in Korean War, Vietnam War, China in WW2
What role did climate play in the Korean war?
Men that fought in Europe during WWII against Germany and fought in Korea stated that Korea was far colder. British Centurion tank tracks froze to the ground and their gasoline engines had to keep running all night to keep from freezing up (failure to start). The US Armys mighty .30 caliber M1 carbine (and M2 Carbine, the full auto version) which served so well in WWII, froze up constantly in the Korean weather. The M1 carbine is not to be confused with the M1 garand rifle; both of WWII & Korean War fame.
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What were the two big policies that the US followed during the Korean and mainly the Vietnam War?
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What the number of casualties of the Korean War?
See website: Korean War "The Department of Defense reports that 54,246 American service men and women lost their lives during the Korean War." (source:http://www.abmc.gov/abmc46.htm) There were 4 million military and civilian casualties: 33,600 Americans 16,000 UN allies 415,000 South Koreans 520,000 North Koreans 900,000 Chinese (estimated)