The Cold War Begins & Korean War

Episode: The Korean War
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A brief, standalone episode to help US History students to understand the Korean War and the beginning of the Cold War. 

For some more interesting reading about MacArthur and the contemporary debate over how atomic weapons should be used to further American foreign policy goals, national security, and military operations, consider reading Roger Dingman's "Atomic Diplomacy during the Korean War," available on JSTOR1

Sound Effects & Credits
Intro Music: uRLauB by Phillip Gross

Vocab Chime: "Bell, Candle Damper, A (H1).wav" by InspectorJ ( of 

Essential Question Bell:  "Bell, Candle Damper, A (H1).wav" by InspectorJ ( of 

Photo by Brittany Colette on Unsplash

  • 1. Dingman, Roger. "Atomic Diplomacy during the Korean War." International Security 13, no. 3 (1988): 50-91. Accessed December 3, 2020. doi:10.2307/2538736.
16 minutes 58 seconds