Impact of the Korean War: Past to Present

Code: LH41017

Dates: November 7 - December 5, 2019

Meets: 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

Sessions: 4

Course Fee: $66.00

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NEW It's been called " a forgotten conflict that shaped the modern world. " It was a conflict which marked the beginning of decades of tension between the U.S., North and South Korea. Trace the origins of the war starting with Stalin's plans to seize as much Japanese territory at the end of World War II as Russia could. Gain a perspective on the dilemmas facing the U.S. over the last decades starting with the Yalta Conference, Russia's invasion of Manchuria and , backed by Russia and primarily China, North Korea's invasion of South Korea. Discuss MacArthur's role in the struggle to regain U.S. control of South Korea including the battles of Pusan and Inchon among others. Conclude with a discussion of North Korea today and American strategy over the years. Each session includes light reading and an engaging PowerPoint presentation.
Fee: $66.00

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Richard Sperry

Richard S. Sperry (Rick) is the founder of the American History website, History 500.com. He is a graduate of Yale University were he was in the Navy ROTC and studied Chinese and Japanese history. Rick served in the Navy as a LT (jg) on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger in Vietnam and subsequently spent his working career in the Cable TV business, most recently as VP Marketing for Comcast. He is a member of the Naval Order of the United States and numerous other veterans groups.

richardsperry@history500