ERIC Number: ED160482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Korea as a World Order Issue. Occasional Paper Number Three.
This paper discusses the Korean problem, not as an aspect of the East-West conflict, but as a world order problem. The paper is one of a series commissioned by the World Order Models Project in its effort to stimulate research, education, dialogue, and political action which will contribute to a movement for a just world order. The first part of the paper briefly traces Korea's history up to August 1945. At that time the United States and Russia engaged in fierce maneuvers to carve out and extend their respective spheres of domination, thereby dividing the Korean nation into two countries which became hostile. Since that time North and South Korea have been robbed of their autonomy, have become satellites of the two major powers, have had their economies skewed, and have become preys to repressive regimes. The second part of the paper makes constructive suggestions for reducing tension between North and South Korea. Initiatives must emanate from the two major powers which are responsible for Korea's tragic plight, but some will have to be taken by the Korean people themselves. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Global Approach, International Relations, Modern History, Peace, Political Issues, World Affairs, World Problems
Institute for World Order, 1140 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036 ($1.50 paperbound, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Institute for World Order, New York, NY.; World Order Models Project.
Identifiers: North Korea; South Korea
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