|Recent erroneous postings in the Infantry section and the post about the Suez incident really got me thinking about a few things. The Korean war, often called 'The Forgotten War' was an amazing example of cooperation between allies. The sudden, overwhelming attack by the North which saw autrocities often forgotten like the North Koreans marching civilians over mine fields in order not to slow their advance, mass murder you name it, but yet a dedicated coalition that overcame adversity in it's truest sense.
The Korean War was almost of WWIII proportions, and thrust the west against a CHicom army of overwhelming strength at a time when most nations were weary of war and in fact still were largely stocked with WW II hardware. Just look at the numbers.
Peak strength for the UNC was 932,964 on July 27, 1953 -- the day the Armistice Agreement was signed:
Republic of Korea 590,911
United States 302,483
United Kingdom 14,198
South Africa 826
The Netherlands 819
New Zealand 1,385
Even Sweden, had a few hundred that set up a field hospital that remained there until 1957
In light of recent events there now, how do you think the world would react if say a nuke was launched at South Korea