Why Did China Get Involved In The Korean War Essay

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Why did China get involved in the Korean war of 1950-1953? The Korea war first began as a civil war between North Korea (communist) and South Korea (capitalist). The war began in 1950 when the North Korean Army crossed the 38th parallel which divided North and South Korea and invaded non-communist South Korea. In October 1950, China got involved in the Korean War because they believed that the United State wanted to take over China’s land and people in order to make them capitalist. Korea is a country that has been ruled by foreign countries for many centuries. China and Japan ruled Korea for many years between the nineteenth and twentieth century. As referred in source B, China treated Korea as a tributary state for centuries; this means that they used it as one of their sources of war where they could get cheap labour. The war between China and Japan over Korea took place on the Korean ground. When the Japanese won this particular war of 1904-1905 against China, they formally annexed Korea as a colony in 1910 until the end of World War Two. At the end of world war two, Korea was divided along the 38th parallel into North Korea (communist) under the leadership of Kim Il Sung,…show more content…
A combination of Chinese xenophobic attitude, security concern towards their people and land, expansionist tendencies, communist ideology, and the threat from the USA letter that was sent to Mao Zedong. The Chinese were afraid that the USA was going to capture North Korea and make it a military base that will operate against Manchuria, and be able to conquer China and make it a capitalist democratic country. The Chinese wanted to protect their land and keep communism in North Korea. The Chinese helped North Korea by attacking the USA, UN and ROK (Republic Of Korea) because they felt threatened by

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