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Korean War vs.Vietnam War - Online Paper

Korean War vs.Vietnam War

First, Korea is a country of hills, mountains, hardwood forests, and plains. It has seasons similar to Chicago or New York. Very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. Vietnam is a tropical country dominated by jungles. This dictates how wars are fought.Vietnam's jungles make guerrilla warfare easier than Korea.

Second, Korea was a most conventional war. Both sides used tanks, airplanes, artillery, and conventional infantry. There was some guerrilla fighting. By guerrilla I mean a form of terrorism. Civilians who would not wear uniforms and do hit and run attacks and then blend back into the populous. This is different from commando warfare where full time soldiers sneek behind ...

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in the early 1970's it became a conventional war. In fact, as US reduced its troops, the North Vietnamese turned more to regular warfare. Unlike the Koreans, the North Vietnamese would limit regular warfare with the US. They knew the US would win.

Third, it was the leadership. The North Vietnamese leader, Ho Chi Mihn, was a nationalist legend. He had been fighting for Vietnamese independence since the 1920's. North and South, he was beloved by the people.

The Korean leaders did not have such reputations. The North Korean leader was a Soviet educated operative. After World War II, when the Soviets occupied North Korea, they put him in charge. He was not self-made like Ho Chi Mihn. The South Korean leader was American educated and trained. The US helped him com to power after World War II when they occupied South Korea. Prior, Korea had been a Japanese colony since the 1890's. Both these men worked for Korean independence in their own way, but they weren't the legend Ho Chi Mihn ...

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Added: 4/15/2011 07:17:25 PM
Submitted By: sunnydaze
Category: World History
Type: Premium Paper
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