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The Korean War, which began in 1950 and ended in 1953, is not considered one of the major wars of the 20th century. However, in reality, it was profoundly impactful on global history. As an early crisis of the Cold War, it set important precedents for how conflicts would be handled during this era. It has also shaped Korea’s history for more than half a century. 

You will learn about:

  • Korea before World War II
  • The end of World War II and the Cold War context
  • The Korean War begins
  • The United States enters the Korean War
  • The Korean War escalates
  • Stalemate at the 38th parallel
  • After the war

It was destructive and brought many atrocities on both sides. What is more, still to this day, Korea remains divided along the 38th parallel, and the people of North and South Korea live very different lives.

©2017 Hourly History (P)2018 Hourly History

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The Korean War for Middle Schoolers

Overall, this title was poor to mediocre.

The writing was often awkward. The politics were confused. The choice of facts to report and emphasize was curious.

The description of the "domino theory" was cartoonish.

The description of the origins of the Cold War was simply wrong.

The book assigned moral equivalence to one of the most brutal, aggressive, murderous dictatorships on the planet and an admittedly brutal government engaged in a civil war that grew into a prosperous, democratic, lawful state in just two or three decades.

I note that no specific author is listed, just "Hourly History." I think that whoever wrote this should be grateful for that. I would be embarrassed to have my name on this book.

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The Korean War

This history is more of a summary of what took place in the Korean peninsula.