1945 – 1991 The Cold War. Difference in Ideologies. Truman vs. Eisenhower. “Brinksmanship” [John Foster Dulles]. “ Containment” [George Kennan]. Mutual security agreements. Massive retaliation. M. A. D. “Domino Theory” CIA & covert operations Eisenhower Doctrine
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“Brinksmanship”[John Foster Dulles]
This map is from an American magazine from 1950. This shows how much the US feared communism in the far east.
The United Nations now had to formulate a plan. Sixteen member states would provide troops under a United Nations Joint Command. It would fight with the South Korean army.
This United Nations force was dominated by America even to the extent of being commanded by an American general – Douglas MacArthur
On September 15th 1950, United Nations troops landed at Inchon. The landing was a huge success and the United Nations effectively cut the North Korean army in half and pushed them out of South Korea.
Note: MacArthur was later fired by Truman for getting the Chinese involved in the war.
Korean War how much the US feared communism in the far east.[1950-1953]
Soviets sold Chinese military equipment, including artillery and MIG fighter planes.
The USSR also provided advisers and military hardware to the North Koreans.
Soviet pilots flew MIGs against US planes.
However, Stalin was unwilling to become involved with the United States in a war over Korea.
The US provided the majority of the UN military forces which drove the North Koreans out of South Korea and still stand guard along the border. The US moved their troops into South Korea quickly.
The US and the Soviets agreed to divide Korea temporarily to avoid long term decisions regarding Korea's future.
Although the United States took the lead in the Korean action, it did so under the order of the United Nations.