|The Korean War (1950-3) is
not one of the case studies of US foreign policy identified by the syllabus
but it does overlap with the separate question on the United Nations
Organisation. It was a very important event which highlighted many
of the problems with Truman's doctrine of 'Containment'.
Do Activity 1 and 2 (McAleavy 127) but make sure you use Aylett
|McAleavy (124-7) Aylett
(14-17) Mason (66-7) has a really good summary of events from 1948
to 1956. Mason (94-5) deals directly with the Korean War.
Aylett 'The War's results' and 'Was World War III a real risk?'
are interesting and will help you make a judgment on how successful
the US was.
Dong-min, an IGCSE History student (2000-2) gives a Korean
perspective on the war and its consequences.