Enquiry 4: The UNO intervention

A two-lesson enquiry for KS4 by Jacob Keet

Why did the UNO join the USA in the Korean War?

The enquiry consists of an introductory lesson on the reasons behind UN intervention in the Korean War followed by source-based case studies of the roles of Turkey, Denmark, the Netherlands and Canada.

The case-study lessons include guiding questions for teachers to use if they want to supplement the
source material.

Key areas of focus

  • The UNO, its origins and its role in the Korean War.
  • The role of Turkey, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands as part of the UNO force in Korea.
  • The reasons for the UNO’s involvement and their place in the Cold War.

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