PART TWO: Write a coherent essay in response to one of the following questions.  Support your statements with reference to pertinent historical examples.

1.    During the succession of wars in Vietnam, there have been many major combatant countries involved there in a comparatively short time.  Why?  What accounts for the persistence of involvement there?  Has there been any underlying continuity or consistency beneath the surface variations and differences in these wars?


2.    Describe and analyze the coming of the Korean War, and describe and analyze how the war took the form, character, and dimensions that it did.


3.    Describe and analyze the relative importance and the interaction of the two Chinas,  the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Nations during the Korean War.


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