MacArthur's Last Gambit Analytical Essay by Top Papers

MacArthur's Last Gambit
An examination of the causes, triumphs and failures of the Korean war.
# 139133 | 1,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper looks at the background behind the start of the war, the initial success of the United Nation response and then the eventual push back when China decided to intervene. The paper looks at the vainglorious Douglas MacArthur, whose flaws, both as a man and commander had a huge impact on the eventual outcome of the war.

From the Paper:

"The Korean War was one of the most destructive and yet remote conflicts of the twentieth century. Many historians have labeled it as `the Forgotten War' and the men who fought it were not nearly as celebrated as their predecessors in the Second World War. Its fifty-two thousand four hundred and twenty six American combat deaths are almost as many as the fifty-eight thousand who died in its far better known successor, the Vietnam War. Despite these parallels, the Korean War has never occupied the place in popular culture that the Vietnam conflict has."

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