WorldViews: A brief and surprisingly entertaining video history of America’s wars in Asia

By Max Fisher, November 18, 2013

The story of the United States' ill-fated Cold War incursions into East Asia is complicated and sometimes misunderstood. But it's also extremely important -- not just for Korea and Vietnam but in shaping present-day Asia, present-day U.S. foreign policy, and the future of this increasingly important part of the world. So it's a delight to see this easy-to-follow, fun-to-watch and surprisingly nuanced video history of the Cold War in Asia. It's part of a series of "crash course" videos on U.S. history, produced by YouTube celebrity John Green, so it's admittedly U.S.-centric. But it's well worth watching:

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