|The Korean War|
|Session||Second 6 weeks 19-Mar|
The Korean Peninsula was under Japanese occupation until 1945. After World War II, Korea was divided across the 38th parallel into a communist North and a Western-supported South. The war between North and South Korea broke out in June 1950 and a truce was made in 1953 along the 38th parallel. The war cost the United States more then 36000 lives and 100,000 wounded for a gain of nothing. Have we learned anything from the Korean War? Does the bellicose rhetoric from either side portend a future conflict? What can be done to lessen the chance of a military struggle that would redound badly on the lives of so many Korean people? These and other questions will be discussed with the class whose active participation is invited.
Coordinator: Raymond Partridge
Ray is a retired physician with a life long interest in the history of our times