Conflict and tension: the inter war years, 1918 - 1939

Timeline of events


Conflict and tension, 1918 - 1939: supporting resources


  • Student resources
  • Films
    Numerous films portray cicvil rights issues during this period. Below are some of our recommendations. Be beware that some content my be inappropriate for your class. Be check before showing.

  • YouTube

    Click the Youtube link to access our GCSE History channel, where numerous relevant clips have been uploaded.


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Part One: Peacemaking


Why was the USA involved?

Before 1950 USA was not very interested in Korea.

BUT in 1950:
USA policy of Containment: stop communism spreading around the world

USA ideas in NSC 68 which said USA needed more arms & it should ‘roll back’ communism.

USA believed in Domino Theory. If South Korea were to become communist it would spread to other countries for example Japan.

USA supported the South Korean leader Syngman Rhee as an anti-communist.
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Pre 1950
Why was the USA involved?

Before 1950 USA was not very interested in Korea.

BUT in 1950:
USA policy of Containment: stop communism spreading around the world

USA ideas in NSC 68 which said USA needed more arms & it should ‘roll back’ communism.

USA believed in Domino Theory. If South Korea were to become communist it would spread to other countries for example Japan.

USA supported the South Korean leader Syngman Rhee as an anti-communist.
sentiment_very_satisfied
Pre 1950

Part Two: League of Nations and International Peace



Part Three: The orgins and outbreak of the Second World War