What did South Korea do to Vietnam?

What did South Korea do to Vietnam?

Yet just about 50 years ago, South Korea sent more troops than any country other than the United States to Vietnam to fight the Communists. Those Korean fighters committed roughly 80 massacres resulting in 8,000 to 9,000 civilian deaths.

How many US died in Korean War?

40,000 Americans

Why did the US fight in Korean and Vietnam?

The basic idea was that the American’s needed to prevent the first domino from falling (country turning to communism) in order to prevent the spread of communism. As such, historians now argue that the United States used the Domino Theory to justify its involvement in Korea, just as it did in the later Vietnam War.

Did South Korea send troops to Afghanistan?

Following the terrorist attacks on New York on September 11, 2001, South Korean president Kim Dae-jung declared a “support policy” for U.S. overseas operations on September 24, 2001, and authorized the deployment of Republic of Korea (ROK) troops to Afghanistan on December 7, 2001.

Did the Korean War have a winner?

The Korean War concluded in an armistice agreement with the result that the belligerents are still technically at war. Estimates vary but approximately 3 million people lost their lives. Around 70% of them were civilians. Most of the major cities in Korea were destroyed.

Can Americans go to North Korea?

Individuals cannot use a U.S. passport to travel to, in, or through North Korea without a special validation from the Department of State.

Did the US win the Korean War?

Technically, the Korean War did not end. The fighting stopped when North Korea, China and the United States reached an armistice in 1953. But South Korea did not agree to the armistice, and no formal peace treaty was ever signed. “There is still a technical state of war between the combatants,” Professor Cumings said.

How many soldiers were killed in Korean War?


War or conflict Date Total U.S. deaths
Korean War 1950–1953 33,686
U.S.S.R. Cold War 1947–1991 32
China Cold War 1950–1972 16

Can you fly to North Korea?

In principle, any person is allowed to travel to North Korea; only South Koreans and journalists are routinely denied, although there have been some exceptions for journalists. Visitors are not allowed to travel outside designated tour areas without their Korean guides.

When did the Korean War end and who won?

After more than a million combat casualties had been suffered on both sides, the fighting ended in July 1953 with Korea still divided into two hostile states. Negotiations in 1954 produced no further agreement, and the front line has been accepted ever since as the de facto boundary between North and South Korea.