Korean War and Berlin Blockade

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After WW2, Korea had been invaded by the Japanese. When Korea was split into two on the 38th parallel. South Korea was liberated by the capitalists and the north was liberated by communists. The USA decided to help South Korea as they didn’t want communism to spread. So the south wanted to do something about it to prevent it to be influences onto them even though Stalin forced North Korea to invade South Korea. If South Korea turns communist then this would create the domino effect as Japan would turn communist. The USA decided to help South Korea by using the Truman Doctrine as this would protect the country from turning communist. They persuaded the United Nations to send troops for the defence mission, this would have created tension as North Korea wouldn’t have like this and could have felt violated. September 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea and this was influenced by the Russians and the Chinese. After Douglas McArthur and the UN pushed North Korea out of South Korea and beyond the 38th parallel they effectively invaded North Korea and invaded all of the way to Yalu River, this was going beyond containment. North China found 250,000 volunteers and them invaded South Korea once again. At this point Douglas McArthur attempts to resolve in nuclear bombings and to conclude McArthur gets fired this could have been a big part in the development of the cold war as this could have turned into a hot war and this could have created more tensions within the cold war and developed more. After two years they decided to stop the fighting it ended causing lots of tension between the two sides. China would end up making Japan turn to a communist country this would have been a part of a domino theory as more countries could have got involved and this could have created a big divide in Europe splitting the countries into communist and capitalist.

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