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US - Soviet Relations The beginning of the Cold War between US and Russia caused a major polarization across the World Countries like Korea Vietnam and Germany were split in half-one half would be democratic and the other communist The fight for the sphere of influence became mmore of a territorial fight often times a small war The Korean War 1950-1953 was one of the confrontations which infuenced the relation between the 2 superpowers All the fights had their echos at home The Red Scare became bigger than ever during this period and people like Joseph McCarthy spoke out loud the fears of all Americans and transformed the political scene in US But McCarthyism did not influence the relations between the two countries as much as it influenced the view and attitude toward communism of the Americans Afer Japan was defeated in 1945 Korea was divided at the 38th parallel North of the political border would be Soviet territory Peoples Democratic Republic and South would be US territoryRepublic of Korea In 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea Truman considered it a Soviet-directed attack more than an internal Korean matter he never doubted that Stalin saw Korea as a test of the containment policy and US will despite conflicting evidence Truman declared that not intervening in Korea would be a big mistake because it could spread through Europe and Asia He also wanted to prove in the area of politics that the Democrats would fight communism Truman sent General MacArthur as a commander of American forces in Korea After futile battles MacArthur proposed to use the A-Bomb an even to help rebels in China to overthrow the communist government But Truman answered that they were trying to prevent a war not to start one He was afraid that the Soviet union would take advantage of American involvement in Asia and attack Western strongholds in Europe An armistice was set in 1953 to
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