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Branding an aggressor: the Commonwealth, the United Nations and Chinese intervention in the Korean War, November 1950–January 1951

By Robert Barnes


The crisis following China's intervention in the Korean War led to a significant rift between the United States and the Commonwealth at the United Nations (UN). This article examines the conditions under which the Commonwealth became united and was able to directly influence UN decision-making. It concludes that, when united, the Commonwealth could not easily be ignored by Washington, and thereby acted as an agent of constraint upon the Western superpower

Topics: D History (General), DS Asia
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1080/01402391003590333
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Provided by: LSE Research Online
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