Why did the Korean War start?


The Korean War seemed to be a war between South Korea and North Korea, because the north wanted to expand beyond its 49 parallel and the south wouldn't hear of it. This was true but really the superpowers (USA and Russia) were just using it as a front to combat each other. USA started the war to undermine Communism and protect the American way of life.
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Answer North Korea wanted to unify itself with South Korea and create one Korea under a Communist government.
The immediate cause of the Korean war was the invasion of South Korea by North Korean
A United Nations Commission decided to hold elections in Korea. The communists in N Korea refused to allow the election. The communists in S Korea boycotted it.
It is a pretty vast topic, but some points from my side about it. When World War II ended, the US occupied the Southern part of the Korean peninsula, while Soviet Russia took
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Korean War (1950-1953)
The Korean War began with a surprise attack June 25, 1950, when eight divisions and an armored brigade (90,000 soldiers) of the North Korean People's Army (NKPA) attacked in three columns across the 38th parallel and invaded the Republic... More »
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