The Division of Korea and the Alliance Making Process: Internationalization of Internal Conflict and Internalization of International Struggle, 1945-1948

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Kim skillfully argues that the Korean War was a consequence of the historical process that emerged in the summer of 1945, escalated in the period of occupation (1945-1948), and finally exploded in the summer of 1950 through a vicious circle of internalization of an external power struggle by domestic political groups and the internalization of the Korean politics by the external powers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819198686
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Series: Asian Studies Series
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Contending Theories of the Korean War Chapter 2 Traditional Interpretation Chapter 3 Revisionists Interpretation Chapter 4 Neo-Revisionism Chapter 5 An Alternate View: Beyond Revisionism Chapter 6 Creation of a New World Order and Division of Territory: Domestic Response, August 1945 to December 1945 Chapter 7 The Japanese Colonial Legacies in Korea Chapter 8 The Creation of a New World Order: Division of Territory Chapter 9 Division of Polity and Invitation to Domestic Struggle: December 1945 to August 1948 Chapter 10 The Embryo of the Civil Conflict: From Moscow Conference to Joint U.S.-Soviet Commission Chapter 11 Internal Struggle and External Reactions, 1946-1947 Chapter 12 The Separate Government and International Solution Chapter 13 Conclusion: The Politics of Action and Reaction

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