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Causes of the Korean Conflict

Summary: Causes of the Korean Conflict in the early 1950s included the U.S. policy of containing Communism, the invasion of South Korea by USSR, and the backing of the USSR by the Chinese government lead by Mao Zedong.
Throughout the Cold War, America was strongly opposed to communism and was a major player in trying to stop the spread of communism around the world. During the 3 parts of the Cold War, the Berlin Blockade, Cuban Missile Crisis and Korean War, America followed a policy set out by the government called "Containment." Containment would later be a major part of the Cold War and a defining moment in world history.

During the Cold War, many people believed that the only was to defeat communism was by going to war. American President of the time, Harry Truman did not want to go to war with the communist countries fearing that it would lead to a third world war. The USA developed a policy of Containment, which aimed not to completely destroy communism, but aim to set up a situation in which communism could not spread...

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