What’s the context? 25 June 1950: outbreak of the Korean War
Posted by: Gill Bennett, Posted on: - Categories: Defence and conflict, Foreign affairs and diplomacy, Foreign Office Historians, What's the context? series
The outbreak of the Korean War on 25 June 1950 caught Western governments by surprise, despite warning signs. Western strategists had assumed that North Korea was a Soviet puppet, and that no one wanted a war.