Korean War: Victory or Defeat?

Korean War

On paper and in the history of Korea, the Korean war was neither seen as victory nor defeat. A ceasefire and peace agreement was signed between them. The fighting lasted for 3 years. On July 27, 1953, the two sides wrote a ceasefire, and a new border was established a few miles from the original 1950 border. In my opinion, the Korean War was a victory in other ways than the original goals set by the United States.

The war ended in a draw. Both sides agreed to a ceasefire and signed an armistice. The Korean War did not end in a complete victory for the United States or anyone else. Instead, the two sides settled for a peaceful peace that still exists when writing this Article 08-25-21.

Did America suffer its first defeat? The answer to this question may be more in the minds of those who study what actually happened and what is happening today. The way I see it, the result is a victory when you compare what is happening in South Korea today to what was happening before this invasion before our world saw it and compared to North Korea.

Why did the United States interfere in this war? Many people felt, and may still feel, that America did not belong to that war. I have heard it myself in this year of 2021. People murmur, “We weren’t in Korea.”

I can’t entirely agree. My own Grandfather was the one who fought in Korea from 1950 to 1953. He was just a 19-year-old boy who joined the Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky Army Base, for a military career. He was sent straight into a violent and horrific bloody conflict during some of the harshest weather that anyone could have imagined. He spent most of his time there fighting in tanks. Short leisure breaks were held in Japan.

Of course, one of his greatest memories was when he was wounded and rescued while trying to save another fellow soldier. He kept saying as if happy: “They covered me for the dead, but I was still alive.” His fellow soldiers used this technique to move the tank over his wounded body to hide it from the enemy as he was then dragged into the tank to wait for the M.A.S.H. Units.

He was taken to a hospital in Japan, where they placed a steel plate in his chest that he had no idea about until he was diagnosed with lung cancer at 56. The reason behind his death was lungs Cancer.

“We want to know more about the steel plate we found on your chest X-ray7,” the experts said. My grandfather even didn’t know that he had a steel plate in his chest. He was hospitalized in Japan during the Korean War. He received a chest injury. And it was placed in that injury. Just think about it, and I often do now, just lying under an army tank at the age of 19, not knowing if he would survive.

I still can’t entirely agree. The father escaped unharmed, once wounded, found a purple heart for his bravery, and was one of those who returned to the United States, got a job, and tried to “forget” he was ever there, but never forget it.

Every war movie he could find he used to watch all, and he never missed any episode of “The big picture.”

My dad was born in 1953, and he told us that much of my grandfather’s early life after that war. He wakes up at midnight and recites the orders that were given to him in the military. Sometimes he used to scream and cry. He had fond memories of the war but never said he regretted it. He said that the worst thing for him is that he sees young children in trouble. Many innocent civilians were martyred in this war.

Why was the united state in Korea from 1950 to 1953?

The United States responded to South Korea’s defense after the North Korean attack. The main goals were to restore the international border along the 38th parallel and withdraw North Korean forces from South Korean territory.  Everyone actually thought the controversy was over until the Chinese entered the picture.

US leaders also wanted to show North Korea that such brutality would not be tolerated. To this day, in 2021, North Korea is still hostile to South Korea. There was no greater controversy in the 1950s.

For this reason, among other reasons, I think the decision to enter into conflict ended in victory rather than defeat. It is clear that those who entered the conflict in opposition to communism covered up the horrific aggression against innocent people. When you compare the North Korean economy with the South Korean economy, today, we are allowed to fight for the rebirth of South Korea. South Korea has become a dynamic and powerful republic since the 1950 conflict/war and extreme hostilities. People all over the world are now benefiting from South Korea’s economic success. The South Korean capital, Seoul, has become an international hub for trade and industry. Today south Koreans are enjoying the highest living standards in the world.

I hope you like this article. In your opinion, Korea war was defeat or victory? Share your opinion in the comments.


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