Korean War in World History William Stueck

ISBN: 9780813123066

Published: May 14th 2004


203 pages


Korean War in World History  by  William Stueck

Korean War in World History by William Stueck
May 14th 2004 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 203 pages | ISBN: 9780813123066 | 6.73 Mb

The Korean War in World History features the accomplishments of noted scholars over the last decade and lays the groundwork for the next generation of scholarship. These essays present the latest thinking on the Korean War, focusing on the relationship of one country to the war.

William Stuecks introduction and conclusion link each essay to the rich historiography of the event and suggest the wars place within the history of the twentieth century. The Korean War had two very different faces. On one level the conflict was local, growing out of the internal conditions of Korea and fought almost entirely within the confines of a small Asian country located far from Europe.

The fighting pitted Korean against Korean in a struggle to determine the balance of political power within the country. Yet the war had a huge impact on the international politics of the Cold War. Combat threatened to extend well beyond the peninsula, potentially igniting another global conflagration and leaving in its wake a much escalated arms race between the Western and Eastern blocs. The dynamics of that division remain today, threatening international peace and security in the twenty-first century. Contributors: Lloyd Gardner, Chen Jian, Allan R. Millett, Michael Schaller, and Kathryn Weathersby

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