The Korean War

Notes pages:-    

1. Causes of conflict:

2. Countries involved :

3. Key figures political and military:

4. Chronological timetable:

5. The outcomes of the conflict:

6. Longer term consequences on countries
                                  Involved :


P 1.         The background and causes of the Korean war:      

              The background and situations that ultimately led to this actual conflict are historically very complex and I can only touch on them briefly because the background from a political viewpoint alone has been the subject of whole books by various authors. The history behind the whole region involving Korea, China, Russia and Japan is a very long one and prior to the Korean conflict there were various other conflicts in the region that paved the way for events to get to the point where this conflict began. This probably goes even further back than the Russo- Japan war of 1905 where these countries vied for control of Korea even then.
                As will be obvious when the you see the map later in this assignment the location of Korea itself has much to do with this in terms of geography. Korea is basically a peninsula that juts out from the South East Asian continent and borders China and Russia in the north but has the Sea of Japan to its east with Japan on its eastern doorstep. Much of the history of Korea is riddled with other larger countries vying for its control and occupation. There were many tensions in Korea itself in the lead up to the Korean war and much of this had to do with divisions in terms of political alignment between some of Korea’s leaders and the communist powers China and Russia and the other non-communist countries , particularly the United States and it’s Allies.  
                In the more immediate lead up and backdrop to the Korean war immediately post World War 2 in 1945 as part of the surrender of Japan the United States and the Soviet Union ( Russia )...