Friday, September 20, 2013
Reasons behind American involvement in Korea
In the readings over the weekend, 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?