Korean War Essay | Taking a Close Look at the Origins of Korean War

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Taking a Close Look at the Origins of Korean War

Summary: Perhaps the most immediate and eventual cause of the war was Stalin's approval of North Korea's invasion. After all, the war would not have occurred without a North Korea's initial strike on June 25th, 1950, which also could not have been viable without Stalin's consent. On the contrary to the popular notion, Stalin, however, hadn't always been supportive of the war.
Not many Americans may remember the bombing of Dresden in the WWII, an atrocious, unjustified air raid by US Air Force that destroyed 85 % of the cultural center of Germany and killed upwards of a quarter million civilians - the figure that easily exceeds the death toll in Hiroshima. Although the incident has been dealt in numerous documentary films and post-war literature, such as Kurt Vonnegot's Slaughterhous-five, the true stories of Dresden were mostly swept under the carpet, and have fallen by the wayside of the public interest over the course of the time. Even for those to whom the word, `Dreden,' may ring a bell, it is doubtful that they have a clear, unbiased picture of the story, and know the whole truth. The Korean War is an event of a similar nature. Often known as `The Forgotten War...

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