Asian conflicts

After the Second World War, the emergence of the Cold War – along with decolonisation – led to a number of conflicts in Asia.

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Shift of focus to South-East Asia

The perceived threat to South-East Asia from China dominated Western defence planning in the early 1950s.

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South-East Asia, 1955 to 1975

Malayan emergency

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