The invasion of South Korea by North Korean forces on 25 June 1950 tested US resolve to contain communism in Asia. At the time, the US-led UN intervention was presented as a war to defend liberty against communism. In October 1950 the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) also intervened in the conflict. They supported the North Korean Army. They too presented their intervention as a war that defended liberty. They framed it as a struggle against imperialism.
How accurate these interpretations might be can be examined by looking at some web-based resources on the conflict. See if you can decide if either side in the war was really fighting for freedom or not.
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