The Korean War was the first pitched battle between the communist forces and a coalition of the United Nations. While it was not the last such war in Asia, it did stem the tide in East Asia and permitted South Korea to prosper while North Korea decayed. Dictionary entries summarize the significance of the persons, places, organizations, military operations, battles, weaponry, and other elements of the war.
Paul M. Edwards is director of The Center for the Study of the Korean War at Graceland University, Independence, Missouri. He is the author of more than one dozen books including The Korean War: A Historical Dictionary.
Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Reader's Notes Part 3 List of Abbreviations and Acronyms Part 4 List of Maps Part 5 Chronology Part 6 Introduction Part 7 THE DICTIONARY Part 8 Appendix I: Casualties Part 9 Appendix II: UN Commanders Part 10 Bibliography Part 11 About the Author