20th Century Wars

Our class studies six 20th century wars in depth.  Those wars are the Boer War (1899-1902), the Great War (1914-1918), the Russian Civil War (1918-1922), the Second World War (1939-1945), the Korean War (1950-1953) and the Viet Nam War (1964-1975).

These five wars allow us to study wars in Africa, the Pacific, Europe, North Asia and Southeast Asia.  In addition, it allow us to cover civil wars as well as international wars as well as limited and total wars.  The table below is a quick reference to the six wars.

War Conventional or Guerilla Limited or Total War Region of War
Boer War Both Limited Africa
Russian Civil War Conventional Total Europe
WWI Conventional Total Europe, Africa, Asia,
WWII Conventional Total Europe, Pacific, Africa, Asia
Korea Conventional Limited Asia
Viet Nam Both Limited Asia