What was the Korean War (1950-1953)?

Introduction The Korean War (South Korean: Korean: 6.25 전쟁, 한국전쟁; Hanja: 韓國戰爭; RR: Yugio Jeonjaeng, Hanguk Jeonjaeng; North Korean: Korean: 조국해방전쟁; Hanja: 祖國解放戰爭; MR: Choguk haebang chŏnjaeng, “Fatherland Liberation War”; 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea… Read More

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What was the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895)?

Introduction The First Sino-Japanese War (25 July 1894 to 17 April 1895) was a conflict between the Qing dynasty of China and the Empire of Japan primarily over influence in Joseon Korea. After more than six months of unbroken successes by Japanese land and naval forces and the loss of the port of Weihaiwei, the… Read More

Civilisation or Barbarism…

“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.” Thomas Sowell (1930 to Present) Thomas Sowell is an American economist and social theorist. After dropping out of Stuyvesant High School he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He received a bachelor’s degree,… Read More

South Korea & Conscientious Objectors

“Lim jae-sung is a mild-mannered lawyer in his thirties with a fondness for monogrammed shirts and human-rights cases. Owing to South Korea’s strict military-service laws, he is also a convicted criminal with a prison record. Mr Lim refused to serve in the army after becoming involved with the anti-war movement sparked by the dispatch of… Read More

England is…

“We recognize England as a beautiful, gentle, and righteous country. England is a country that we have admired since we were children. England’s unique culture has often turned the world into an exciting place. It has always been at the center of world’s history of war. The people of England dearly love their country and… Read More

Why Must We Always Fight…

“Why must we always fight? Even at this moment, the world is constantly struggling through conflict and war, and our innocent children and parents are dying and being sacrificed on battlefields of death and destruction.” (Kim, 2010, p.139) Reference Kim, Y-K. & Miok, D.P. (Trans) (2010) The Future: A Road to Unification of the Korean… Read More