Talk:Korean War

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And if Truman had not fired MacArthur, it would have been a resounding victory. Talsley (talk) 18:16, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Damn that Truman!!!!! Pink mowse.pngGodotGrow a vagina 18:17, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
He was a horrible president, he only fired MacArthur because MacArthur was a Republican and against communism. Talsley (talk) 18:20, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
And...he should be for communism? I mean, MacArthur is considered a Korean Hero...but I don't think him being a Republican and being against communism is why he got fired.--Dumpling (talk) 18:27, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
Is that the guy who left a cake out in the rain? ЩєазєюіδWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 18:43, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
General Douglas MacArthur. What cake? Talsley (talk) 18:47, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
General MacArthur was fired firstly for clashing with the President over a decision to bomb China and secondly because when Chinese troops began coming into the country he kept saying they didn't exist, for months. There were hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops in the country by the time General MacArthur finally admitted that the Chinese had sent troops to Korea. The reason why he is (justifiably) celebrated is because of his ability to play politics and his unorthodox strategic moves which tended to be quite effective. However his weakness was his hubris.— Unsigned, by: Alsto003 / talk / contribs 17:52, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
"and his unorthodox strategic moves which tended to be quite effective." It's actually just his ability to play politics. Pretty much the only strategic move MacArthur made after WW1 was Incheon and it was hardly unorthodox: landing further up the peninsula, behind the North Korean advance, was a rather obvious move to make considering given the overwhelming American naval supremacy. As a whole, though, MacArthur has always been pretty mediocre. He was okay (not good, but okay) when he had overwhelming superiority on his side but in the two cases he didn't (in 1941-42, in the Philippines, against the Japanese and in 1950-51 against the Chinese on the Yalu) he fared extremely poorly and fell into problems of denial, delay, and self deception.— Unsigned, by: ObssesedNuker / talk / contribs

American exceptionalism jibe[edit]

I support its removal. As I said before, the idea is that the US is special, not that the US is better. This is based on the US not going through the same motions as other nations (feudalism), and having access to a large wealth of natural resources (you know, everything West of the Ohio River Valley). Osaka Sun, you claim that exceptionalists view the US as simply better, but you are conflating stubborn patriots with proponents of the idea that the US developed along a different path. For example, some American communists in the early 20th century argued for American exceptionalism, to promote different tactics in spreading communism there.--"Shut up, Brx." 04:13, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Yes. Shall we go, you and I while we can/Through the transitive nightfall of diamonds? 04:14, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
I'd take that bit out as well. I guess I'll remove it and see if anyone really wants it back. If they do they should come here and I'll out it back and we'll talk. The Invisible ManI spoke to Him 07:40, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

hollywood history[edit]

Its jolly good how the British and many other countries have been written out of this conflict AMassiveGay (talk) 11:16, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Six years later, 'tis fixed. Pizza SLICE.gifDuceMoosoliniYour friendly RW dictator moderator 05:12, 15 May 2019 (UTC)