Archive for June 2018

Episode 1: The Korean War

June 3, 2018 @ 10:18 pm

The Second World War has come to a close, the world has found itself divided on a new level. Much of Europe lays in ruins, the last Empires are collapsing, and two new players have entered the fray: the Eagle and the Bear. The two began to scramble for global influence, taking advantage of both the battle wounded states desparate to rebuild, and new states stuggling to take their first steps. For the first half-decade, the eyes of the world were focused on Europe, a continent divided by an Iron Curtain between Western Democracies and Eastern Communist states. On the other side of the globe, however, was a second divide, not between East and West, but North and South. The Korean Pennisula was experience a tension stretching closer to the breaking point, and yet no one was watching. Then, on July 25, 1950, Communist forces of the North invaded the faux-Democratic Dictatorship of the South. Suddenly, the world was watching, and both American and Soviet forces (with their respective allies) decended into the conflict, the first war of the Cold War, tragically nicknamed The Forgotten War.

Filed under Pan Historia, Political History, Military History, Cold War ·

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