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By Jongsoo James Lee

ISBN-10: 0230602274

ISBN-13: 9780230602274

Sixty years after Korea's partition into South Korea and North Korea, a whole realizing of the way this partition happened continues to be in need of. in accordance with a cautious exam of assets in Russian, English and Korean, together with new archival facts from Moscow, this publication seeks to supply this figuring out. bearing in mind not just the guidelines of the Soviet Union and the U.S. but in addition the jobs performed via the Koreans themselves, Jongsoo Lee untangles the advanced dynamics of the Korean partition, putting this partition within the context of contemporary international background and the rising chilly warfare. evaluating Korea with Germany, Austria, Finland and in other places after global battle II, Lee indicates attainable replacement results to Korean partition, hence laying off mild on Korea's current main issue as she faces the demanding situations of reunification.

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What became later known as the Bering Sea was reached by 1649, and Kamchatka Peninsula was conquered in 1697. The Russians may have been the first to sight Alaska, in 1732, when the explorers Fedorov and Gvozdev are said to have reached Cape Prince of Wales on 18 THE PARTITION OF KOREA AFTER WORLD WAR II the eastern shore of the Bering Strait. The Russian expansion south along the river Amur provoked the Chinese, leading to skirmishes between the two sides that were halted only by the Treaty of Nerchinsk in 1680, mediated by two Jesuit priests.

Why, then, was trusteeship considered to be an appropriate solution for Korea by Roosevelt and the other Allied leaders? There are two components to answering this question apart from the obvious one of Korea’s status as a territory detached from an enemy state at the end of World War II: namely, her status as a nation considered to be at a relatively high level of development and her historical significance as a buffer state for her neighboring Great Powers. The first consideration was made in light of the objective facts of Korea’s history, namely her long history as an independent state prior to her annexation by Japan in 1910 and the presence of official diplomatic relationships prior to 1905 between Korea and Powers such as the United States, Russia, and Britain.

The second component, namely Korea’s importance as a buffer state, seems like an obvious consideration but one that has not been given adequate attention in this connection. Roosevelt apparently thought that, given the historical rivalries between the neighboring Great Powers over Korea (China vs. Japan, Russia vs. ), a trusteeship administered jointly by his four great policemen (the United States, USSR, Britain, and China) would be a way to prevent a recurrence of such rivalries leading again to war, as such a collective trusteeship would presumably put an end to the old politics of spheres of influence and balance of power over the Korean peninsula.

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