Korean War and DMZ: Cause and Effects

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Section A : Plan of the Investigation

The Cold War, which had lasted almost fifty years since the end of the Second World War, was a silent war between the two superpowers, the U.S.A., and the U.S.S.R. One of the earliest clashes between these two countries in the Cold War era was the Korean War. This paper will investigate how the Korean War affected the international relationship during the Cold War, and how the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in Korea symbolizes the "white war between capitalism and communism" . Section B will show some of the facts about the Korean War, and summarize the evidences that have been researched that will explain the effects of the Korean War. Following Section B will be evaluation of the sources, which will examine the quality of the sources and how they relate to the Korean War in context. After that, the explanation of the importance of this investigation and deeper analysis of the evidence will take place in Section D.

Also in Section D, symbolization of DMZ will be thoroughly explained to clarify the extreme mood that it holds as the "Iron Curtain" of the Far East.

Section B : Summary of Evidence

The Korean War, from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, was a conflict between communist North Korea and democratic South Korea. It was a "proxy war" between the democratic United States, and the communist powers of the People's Republic of China and the U.S.S.R., using the two countries in Korean Peninsula to indirectly fight for more power and land. It all started with North Koreans' advance to South without any declaration of war. In the United States, this conflict was termed a police action under the name of the United Nations rather than a war, chiefly "in order to...