If World War I was the war to end all wars, then World War II must have seemed like an apocalypse for those who were forced to take part in it. Luckily, the war did end, but it wouldn't be the last global conflict. The Cold War launched immediately after the war ended, and the United States was engulfed in various conflicts in its mission to contain the USSR and communism.
The first attempt to contain communism took place on the Korean Peninsula which was divided into the communist North supported by Russia and China and the democratic South aided by the United Nations. The Korean War would end in a stalemate, but it put on display the state of the world and signaled what many believed would be an inevitable Third World War.
The Vietnam War soon followed the Korean War, and the United States was adamant about sticking to its position on containing communism. The war carried on for years as support waned at home, where the country was tired of fighting on the other side of the globe. Though the U.S. military had major successes on the battlefield, they would be forced to pull out, leaving behind a weak democratic government to defend against the ever-growing communist North. It would be considered the only war America lost.
What battles made up these two conflicts, though? Can you recall if these American victories were during the Korean War or the Vietnam War? Here's your chance to find out. Get started with this quiz and put your military history knowledge to the ultimate test!