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The Korean War was a significant turning point in the Cold War. This book explains how the conflict in a small peninsula in East Asia had a tremendous impact on the entire international system and the balance of power between the two superpowers, America and Russia. Through the conflict, the West demonstrated its resolve to thwart Communist aggression and the armed forces of China, the Soviet Union and the United States came into direct combat for the only time during the Cold War.Contents: Introduction · Chronology · Background to war: Two Koreas, the Superpowers and China · Outbreak: The Communists strike · The fighting: Avoiding a third world war · Portrait of a soldier: Patrolling, raiding and digging · The world around war: The domestic and international impact · Portrait of a civilian: Kyonshill Kang · How the war ended: Closing moves · Conclusion and consequences The significance of the Korean War in the history of warfare Paperback; September 2001; 96 pages.
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Essential Histories 8
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