Explore how the Korean War started, the aftermath, and the events in between!
The narrative of the Korean War in the West, and particularly in the United States, tells the tale of a conflict between two global superpowers and competing ideologies in a far-flung corner of the globe.
The reality is that the wheels of motion that drove the country to war in 1950 began turning long before American boots set foot on Korean soil. The heart of the conflict was a civil war between a population arbitrarily divided by colonization and the global geopolitics at the end of the Second World War.
Challenging the widely perpetuated Western narrative and getting to the core of the Korean conflict is no easy feat. From assumptions that the outbreak of war was a deliberate act of communist aggression, to the notion that Eisenhower and Truman's constant threats of atomic annihilation broke the Chinese and North Korean spirit and led to the signing of the armistice, everything needs to be dissected and reviewed on its own factual merit to fully understand the nature of the war.
This guide seeks to pull this narrative curtain and peek behind at the truth of the matter, tracing the history of the war back to the Japanese occupation and uncovering the root of Korean nationalism that stirred the nation into the frenzy of civil war in 1950.
Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:
- The Japanese Ascendency: 1910-1945
- A Korea Divided: The US Occupation of the South
- The Forging of the North Korean State
- First Blood: The Outbreak of War
- Strike Hard and Strike Fast: The US Retreat
- Bittersweet Victories: American Revival and China's Decision to Cross the Yalu
- How Do You Solve a Problem Like China?
- The Bloody Ceasefire and Looming Bomb
- The Legacy of the Korean War
- And more
Listen now to learn more about the Korean War.
Chapter 1Duration: 11s
Chapter 2Duration: 01min
Chapter 3Duration: 15min
Chapter 4Duration: 18min
Chapter 5Duration: 08min
Chapter 6Duration: 17min
Chapter 7Duration: 11min
Chapter 8Duration: 16min
Chapter 9Duration: 08min
Chapter 10Duration: 10min
Chapter 11Duration: 10min
Chapter 12Duration: 03min
Chapter 13Duration: 12s