East Asia 1951
China in Korea and Tibet
China's intervention in Korea forced the surprised UN forces to retreat, but the Chinese were unable to conquer the ...
East Asia 1954
First Indochina War
In Indochina, France had been struggling with Vietnamese communist-nationalists, the Viet Minh, since 1946. When the Viet Minh invaded Laos ...
End of Soviet Influence in China
The Korean War was effectively ended with a formal ceasefire in 1953. With the immediate threat from the West over ...
Height of the Cold War
Although the Warsaw Pact was officially a defensive alliance, attempts to break with the Pact were crushed in Hungary (1956 ...
East Asia 1973
Paris Peace Accords
By the late 1960s, US public opinion had swung strongly against involvement in the Vietnam War, a stance exacerbated when ...
Battle of the Paracel Islands
The 1969 Sino-Soviet conflict encouraged the United States to improve relations with the People's Republic of China, leading to ...