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Whatgoals did the U.S. have for the Korean War?
TheUnited States had various goals for engaging itself in the KoreanWar. It was increasingly evident that South Korea was under threatfrom North Korea. One of the main goals for the United States was toprotect South Korea from invasion by North Korea (Faragheret al, 2009).This was for the sole reason that the north had more military mightthan the south. Secondly, American wanted to stop the spread ofcommunism which was viewed as a threat to communist countries. It wasevident that the north was a largely communist country and wanted tospread the culture to the south and to other countries (Stueck,2010).
Werethese goals accomplished?
Thegoal of America to protect invasion of South Korea by North Korea wasachieved. It is clear from the material reading book that the Americaprotected South Korea from the attacks by the north. However, it isvital to note that the two countries have ever since remained intension and war between the two seems imminent. In their bid to stopcommunism, America only succeeded in stopping North Korea fromspreading the culture into South Korea (Faragheret al, 2009).However, other countries such as China were busy spreading communismat the time. Therefore, America can be said to have partly succeededand partly failed in its goals in the Korean War.
Describethe varied negative effects the Korean War had on both the U.S. andKorea at the time of the war as well as over time
TheKorean War had detrimental effects on both Korea and the UnitedStates. It is evident from the reading that the war left hundreds ofthousands of people, both soldiers and civilians dead from bothcountries (Stueck,2010).Korea was adversely affected economically and the economic effectsare felt to date in Korea. The war stretched both the North and theSouth to their economic extremes (Faragheret al, 2009).The war had adverse economic effects on the United States. Researchhas indicated that the United States’ defense budget quadrupled inthe 1950s due to the effects of the war.
Faragher,J. M., Buhle, M. J., Czitrom, D., & Armitage, S. H. (2009). Outof many: A history of the American people,Volume II (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall
Stueck,W. W. (2010). TheKorean War in world history.Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky.