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The Cold War Ablaze: Iowans in the Korean War

Jul14

Date:
July 14 - July 14, 2018

Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:
Grout Museum of History & Science
503 South Street
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Contact:
Erin Dawson (email)

On June 25, 1950 the United States, along with United Nations allies, came to the defense of Democratic South Korea which had been invaded by Communist North Korea. Only five years after the end of WWII the world faced a crisis, a clash between the East and West; between Democracy and Communism. The Cold War was waged primarily through propaganda, economic, and political actions. But in places like Korea, the Cold War grew hot and war broke out. Learn about the “Forgotten War” directly from those who served and discover how the Korean War shaped the Cold War and current foreign affairs. Photographs, documents, interviews, and objects will reveal what happened in Korea and why.