Monday, April 21, 2014
Reasons behind American involvement in the Korean War
In the last readings, we read about differing positions as to whether involvement in Korea would thwart a potential third World War, or whether Korea's fall to communism would have minimal effects, so long as Japan, Taiwan, and the Phillipines remained under the United States' sphere of influence. What is your position on this issue? Do you think, now that you know how Korea ended, that the US and the UN made the right move by intervening in the Korean conflict? Does Truman's reference to past events (large empires intervening in more vulnerable countries) carry weight in the answer to this question?