How did Korea come to be known as the "Forgotten War"

Discussion in 'History' started by whitehall, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. whitehall
    Online

    whitehall Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    27,724
    Thanks Received:
    4,322
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +10,649
    Korea certainly wasn't "forgotten" by the Vets who fought there. As a matter of fact is was Veteran pressure that caused Harry Truman to quit politics rather than run for a second elected term. It was also Korea Veteran pressure that prevented General Doug MacArthur from running for president on the republican ticket in 1952. My guess is that the liberal media at the time couldn't bring themselves to openly criticize the almost criminal handling of the Conflict by the Truman administration so they just quit.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2011
  2. Mr.Owl
    Offline

    Mr.Owl Geaux Tigers!!!

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Messages:
    267
    Thanks Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
    Ratings:
    +32
    Well I guess you can say because it was kind of like the War of 1812:
    a.) it only lasted 3 years
    b.)it was kind of "shoved" between to more major wars. Revolution/Civil War and WWII/Vietnam, respectively

    But still, the war is none the less "forgotten" Had a lot of new technology, more media coverage....and not to mention M.A.S.H. :razz:
     
  3. BolshevikHunter
    Offline

    BolshevikHunter BANNED

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,265
    Thanks Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Northern, CALIFORNIA
    Ratings:
    +273
    My Uncle said that he would wake up in a fox hole over there with his legs almost half frozen. They would have to piss on their rifles in order to use them. ~BH
     
  4. Douger
    Offline

    Douger BANNED

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,323
    Thanks Received:
    915
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Not fucking there !
    Ratings:
    +915
    Korea:confused:What war:confused:
     
  5. editec
    Offline

    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    Messages:
    41,427
    Thanks Received:
    5,598
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings:
    +5,617
    Because the Viet Nam Conflict lasted for 10 years, that's why.

     
  6. RetiredGySgt
    Offline

    RetiredGySgt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2007
    Messages:
    39,508
    Thanks Received:
    5,897
    Trophy Points:
    1,140
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Ratings:
    +8,920
    Actually the term was coined because the American people paid almost no attention to the war. There were no hardships or problems faced in America because of the war and almost no one was interested in it.
     
  7. CrusaderFrank
    Online

    CrusaderFrank Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    81,150
    Thanks Received:
    14,897
    Trophy Points:
    2,210
    Ratings:
    +36,855
    It was "forgotten" by the Progressive Run Media for several reasons:

    first the regime they supported, the ChiComs, started it and

    second, it started 4 months after Sen Joe McCarthy first tried to warn the American people that Communist loyalist and spies were in key positions at US State Department and in the White House and the ChiCom defenders in the media blamed McCarthy for a "Red Scare"

    The notion that McCarthy was responsible for a Red Scare 6 months after the Soviets tried to ignite WWIII with the Berlin Blockade and 4 months before the LMSM darlings the ChiComs were killing American soldiers in Korea would look incoherent bordering on insanity
     
  8. Skull Pilot
    Offline

    Skull Pilot Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Messages:
    31,634
    Thanks Received:
    4,475
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +10,001
    Since we're always "at war" with someone, it's easy to forget a few.
     
  9. whitehall
    Online

    whitehall Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    27,724
    Thanks Received:
    4,322
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Western Va.
    Ratings:
    +10,649
    No hardships? 35,000 Americans died in the conflict in three years. It is evident that Americans were paying attention in spite of the fact that the media wasn't. President Truman became so unpopular that he dropped out of politics because he couldn't even win a primary in his own party.
     
  10. ginscpy
    Offline

    ginscpy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,950
    Thanks Received:
    213
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +216
    cause it was a suck war like nam
     

Share This Page