History Club

History Club

Korean War (1950-53)

The first major conflict of the Cold War, the Korean War (1950-53) was a test of the will of the communist and western countries to defend their ideologies on a foreign battleground, a formula that would be repeated throughout the rest of the Cold War. On the heels of the Second World War, the conflict in Korea came as an unexpected and unwanted shock to everyone involved; Western fear of communism, a desire for peace after WWII, and the new power of the atomic bomb made complicated and novel questions for the world’s political leaders.

In this History Club we will discuss the reasons and the outcomes of the Korean War: Why was Korea divided? Why were the U.S. and Soviet Union involved? How did the outcomes of the War influence the Cold War? What role did the nuclear bomb play in the conflict?

Please join us on Saturday, August 4 at 2.00 p.m. Meetings are held in English.


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