Why is the Korean war so forgotten?

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It must be something wrong with it...The American casualties are similar to the Vietnam war. Not to mention this was Nato fighting North Korea and China as well as indirectly combating the soviets. It's often known as the "forgotten war". Why is that? Are we shy of our history?
 

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The far left over looks it because it was sanctioned by the UN. Even though ta the time they were against the Korean war.

Now to the far left, when it comes to war, the only thing that matters to them is the letter behind the name.

Just like now they support the illegal wars of Obama.
 

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It ended in a draw. Americans like wins. That's why we hear so much about the Star Spangled Banner and the Battle of New Orleans with regard to the War of 1812, but not so much about the burning of Washington.
 

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Basically because it ended in a stalemate the hard right likes to highlight Americas war victories WW2 the hard left Americas defeats Vietnam Korea was neither.
 

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Technically that war is still going, there was never a peace treaty, there was just a cessation of hostilities.
 

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Bloody hell..what a question

Why is WWI forgotten?

in fact

why are all wars forgotten???
 
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It ended in a draw. Americans like wins. That's why we hear so much about the Star Spangled Banner and the Battle of New Orleans with regard to the War of 1812, but not so much about the burning of Washington.
It is forgotten from the USA side because, the USA didn't win, it more or less ended in stalemate, and the North Koreans just didn't reach Nazi levels of evil? Nobody wants to speak about defeats or questionable wins...
 

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The far left over looks it because it was sanctioned by the UN. Even though ta the time they were against the Korean war.

Now to the far left, when it comes to war, the only thing that matters to them is the letter behind the name.

Just like now they support the illegal wars of Obama.
One reason would be that it was largely overshadowed by the Vietnam war. Moreover I would say that it was sandwiched between two wars that in a way defined American culture of the 20th century. World War II was one of the most important wars ever. It also shifted the global positions of power, setting up the Cold War between the Americans and the Soviets.
 

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The far left over looks it because it was sanctioned by the UN. Even though ta the time they were against the Korean war.

Now to the far left, when it comes to war, the only thing that matters to them is the letter behind the name.

Just like now they support the illegal wars of Obama.
One reason would be that it was largely overshadowed by the Vietnam war. Moreover I would say that it was sandwiched between two wars that in a way defined American culture of the 20th century. World War II was one of the most important wars ever. It also shifted the global positions of power, setting up the Cold War between the Americans and the Soviets.
Actually it is more likely because Truman a (D) was at the helm when the war started. Truman was an FDR Democrat, so that could be why it gets lost in the shuffle.

Even though JFK was instrumental in building up forces in Vietnam before his assassination and LBJ escalating the war you will notice that many try and pin the Vietnam War in Nixon (who ended the war).

So if a (D) starts a war it will go basically unnoticed, especially by the far left!
 

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The far left over looks it because it was sanctioned by the UN. Even though ta the time they were against the Korean war.

Now to the far left, when it comes to war, the only thing that matters to them is the letter behind the name.

Just like now they support the illegal wars of Obama.
One reason would be that it was largely overshadowed by the Vietnam war. Moreover I would say that it was sandwiched between two wars that in a way defined American culture of the 20th century. World War II was one of the most important wars ever. It also shifted the global positions of power, setting up the Cold War between the Americans and the Soviets.
Actually it is more likely because Truman a (D) was at the helm when the war started. Truman was an FDR Democrat, so that could be why it gets lost in the shuffle.

Even though JFK was instrumental in building up forces in Vietnam before his assassination and LBJ escalating the war you will notice that many try and pin the Vietnam War in Nixon (who ended the war).

So if a (D) starts a war it will go basically unnoticed, especially by the far left!
How do you explain WW1 (Wilson -D) and WW2 (Roosevelt/Truman -D) if that is the case? I don't believe those wars are ignored. Also, American involvement in Vietnam started with Eisenhower.
 

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From a historical standpoint it is not forgotten, however, from an educational standpoint it is overlooked, and yet the basis and precedent set had a profound result in the development of the Cold War, containment, NATO, SEATO... domino theory, involvement in Vietnam, and world we now live in. The country was in essence divided at the end of WWII, the communists propped up and supported the North, President Truman attempted to employ a policy of ignoring and containment which prompted the North to invade. US and UN forces kicked the crap out of the North, until China was forced to aid North Korea to preserve a buffer between east and west. At present both sides abide by a truce.
Our educational system today ignores failures in foreign policy unless it reinforces their political ideology.
 

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The far left over looks it because it was sanctioned by the UN. Even though ta the time they were against the Korean war.

Now to the far left, when it comes to war, the only thing that matters to them is the letter behind the name.

Just like now they support the illegal wars of Obama.
One reason would be that it was largely overshadowed by the Vietnam war. Moreover I would say that it was sandwiched between two wars that in a way defined American culture of the 20th century. World War II was one of the most important wars ever. It also shifted the global positions of power, setting up the Cold War between the Americans and the Soviets.
Actually it is more likely because Truman a (D) was at the helm when the war started. Truman was an FDR Democrat, so that could be why it gets lost in the shuffle.

Even though JFK was instrumental in building up forces in Vietnam before his assassination and LBJ escalating the war you will notice that many try and pin the Vietnam War in Nixon (who ended the war).

So if a (D) starts a war it will go basically unnoticed, especially by the far left!
How do you explain WW1 (Wilson -D) and WW2 (Roosevelt/Truman -D) if that is the case? I don't believe those wars are ignored. Also, American involvement in Vietnam started with Eisenhower.
Yes FDR the president who lied the US into war, FDR the president that attacked another country that did not attack the US and FDR who did away with due process. Like I said they get unnoticed, especially by the far left!
 

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The far left over looks it because it was sanctioned by the UN. Even though ta the time they were against the Korean war.

Now to the far left, when it comes to war, the only thing that matters to them is the letter behind the name.

Just like now they support the illegal wars of Obama.
One reason would be that it was largely overshadowed by the Vietnam war. Moreover I would say that it was sandwiched between two wars that in a way defined American culture of the 20th century. World War II was one of the most important wars ever. It also shifted the global positions of power, setting up the Cold War between the Americans and the Soviets.
Actually it is more likely because Truman a (D) was at the helm when the war started. Truman was an FDR Democrat, so that could be why it gets lost in the shuffle.

Even though JFK was instrumental in building up forces in Vietnam before his assassination and LBJ escalating the war you will notice that many try and pin the Vietnam War in Nixon (who ended the war).

So if a (D) starts a war it will go basically unnoticed, especially by the far left!
How do you explain WW1 (Wilson -D) and WW2 (Roosevelt/Truman -D) if that is the case? I don't believe those wars are ignored. Also, American involvement in Vietnam started with Eisenhower.
Yes FDR the president who lied the US into war, FDR the president that attacked another country that did not attack the US and FDR who did away with due process. Like I said they get unnoticed, especially by the far left!
What's this far right revisionist history? So Japan didn't attack Pearl Harbor? Germany didn't declare war on the US? Hitler was just a fine upstanding right wing role model that the US was not justified in fighting? You get more insane with every post.
 

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What's this far right revisionist history? So Japan didn't attack Pearl Harbor? Germany didn't declare war on the US? Hitler was just a fine upstanding right wing role model that the US was not justified in fighting? You get more insane with every post

You've noticed that also? Koshy has a progressive mental disease. Right wing extremism combined with Obama Derangement Syndrome and the prognosis is not good for her recovery. Kosh has killed to many brain cells with hate and lies. And kosh didn't have many brain cells to lose to begin with. He/she is a Republican. What else can I say?
 

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What's this far right revisionist history? So Japan didn't attack Pearl Harbor? Germany didn't declare war on the US? Hitler was just a fine upstanding right wing role model that the US was not justified in fighting? You get more insane with every post

You've noticed that also? Koshy has a progressive mental disease. Right wing extremism combined with Obama Derangement Syndrome and the prognosis is not good for her recovery. Kosh has killed to many brain cells with hate and lies. And kosh didn't have many brain cells to lose to begin with. He/she is a Republican. What else can I say?
Oh look another far left drone that supports the illegal wars of Obama paid for with the exploitation of illegal slave labor, no wonder you see FDR as your GOD..
 

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