Learn how the tiny Asian country of Korea was divided in the aftermath of World War II and how the cold war politics between the United States and the Soviet Union led to a brutal conflict. Gain an understanding of: * The three year battle that became known as America's "forgotten war" * Why the United Nations sponsored a "police action" to promote peace. * Why General Douglas McArthur was fired by President Truman as head of the UN forces. * The dramatic changes to the rules of war, including increased guerilla warfare and threats of nuclear attacks. Grade Level: 6-12. 30 minutes.
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