The Korean War-An Experimental Analysis

The Korean War, though has been in the dark for a while, had a significant impact on modern warfare and strategy. Allen Millett touches on the historical significance of the Korean War in “Introduction to the Korean War.” The Korean War brought new challenges and strategies for the Americans. This war was a different from some of the others that America has been involved in. This was what Millett describes as a “People’s War of revolutionary national liberation.” This conflict was surrounded by regional and global conflict due to “power intervention.” Peter Gries et al “Contentious Histories and the Perception of Threat: China, the United States, and the Korean War-An Experimental Analysis,” they explain the importance of modern governmental …show more content…
They also explain that the impact of the Korean War on US-China relation have received less attention lately. Peter explains that very little work has been done to explore how history controversies, the Korean War in particular, could matter to international relations. We know that those controversies had a lot of impact on decision-making and relations with foreign countries at the time. But the question is have we simply just moved forward from past events? Two primary groups they extracted from were Chinese and United States university students and high school students examining both what they believe to know and the fictional history textbooks that do not accurately depict what actually happened in the Korean War. Peter brought up a great point basically saying that the way our children are taught about historical events will impact the relations their generation may have with each …show more content…
I learned quite a bit doing this paper. Millet Brakes up the Korean War into three phases, he also describes these phases as “The People’s War or Liberation.” He also shows the ones behind the war, which are China and the Soviet Union with the North side of Korea and the United States and Japan with the South side. I had no idea the Japanese were apart of the Korean War and actually helped fight what we were helping with. Though Peter Gries et al brought up great information and analysis; they failed to actually involve hard facts of the Korean War, which made it weak to my topic. Peter Gries et al explained that the teachings of past historical controversies were not accurate to what actually happened. This raises a big issue because it gives newer generations the wrong impression of foreign powers, which could be very dangerous for future relations. The Korean War was a big turning point for Russia’s movement of government, the United States strategies for wars to come, and alter our relationship with the Japanese, and of course brought instability to both Koreas, even today we can see issues in

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