posted on Apr, 9 2013 @ 11:44 AM
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101
en.wikipedia.org - Division of Korea...
However, American leaders were suspicious of the people's committees forming all over the peninsula, and suspected that without American intervention,
the whole peninsula would elect to come under Communist government and Soviet influence. Soviet forces arrived in Korea first, but occupied only the
northern half, stopping at the 38th parallel, per the agreement with the United States.
On August 10, 1945 two young officers – Dean Rusk and Charles Bonesteel – were assigned to define an American occupation zone. Working at
extremely short notice and completely unprepared, they used a National Geographic map to decide on the 38th parallel. They chose it because it divided
the country approximately in half but would leave the capital Seoul under American control. No experts on Korea were consulted. The two men were
unaware that forty years previous, Japan and Russia had discussed sharing Korea along the same parallel. Rusk later said that had he known, he "almost
surely" would have chosen a different line. Regardless, the decision was hastily written into General Order No. 1 for the administration of postwar
I don't want your sophistry.
Look, it's clear as day that the US had its own westernized interests in Korea and Russia had its own communist interests. For you to deny this just
shows your own foolishness.
BUT if i had to support a democracy or a communist society, I'd rather support democracy. So given a choice to pick between the US or Russia, I'd pick
the US. When you look at North and South Korea, you must ask: Who has given the people a better life? I'd say the US has done this. Therefore, I'd
have to side with the US. However, I do not give the US my soul. In my eyes, we're all humans on this planet. We all share similar frailties;
imperialism, colonialism, propaganda, etc.
Communism is mostly a failed political theory. I agree with that. The fact that it still tries to spread is just a lingering memory of its rise in
power before its fall. It's sad that it still has followers.
edit on 9-4-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)