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North Korea : what everyone needs to know

Author: Patrick McEachern
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diplomatic expert Patrick McEachern unpacks the contentious and tangled relationship between the two Koreas in an approachable question-and-answer format.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1050133740
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick McEachern
ISBN: 9780190938000 0190938005
OCLC Number: 1087502291
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; NorthKorea; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Origins and the KoreanWar; What is Korea's "5,000years of history"?; Who ruled Korea before the division of the peninsula in 1945?; How did the Soviet Union influence the origins of North Korea?; How did the United States influence the origins of South Korea?; Who was North Korean leader Kim Il Sung?; Who was South Korean President Syngman Rhee?; How do the two Koreas view each other?; What does everyone need to know about the Korean War?; What is the United Nations Command? Why does the North Korean government hate the United States?Why did the Korean War never officially end?; 2 Korea's Hot War Turns Cold:Korea in the ColdWar; What is the Juche philosophy of self-​reliance?; How did Kim Il Sung consolidate his power?; What was North Korea's early relationship with the Soviet Union?; What was North Korea's early relationship with China?; Why did the United States and South Korea sign a mutual defense treaty?; Who was South Korean President Park Chung-​hee?; What was the South Korean economic "Miracle on the Han"? How and when did South Korea overtake North Korea economically?How did the two Koreas participate in the Vietnam War?; What was the "Second Korean War"?; What was South Korea's Yushin Constitution (and North Korea's response)?; What was the 1972 North-​South Joint Communique?; Did North Korea try to assassinate South Korean leaders?; Who led South Korea during the democracy movement and consolidation?; How did South Korea democratize?; What was Nordpolitik?; Why were the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games important?; 3 Post-​ColdWar; How did the Soviet collapse affect Korea? How did China modify its Korea policy after the Cold War?What happened when North Korean leader Kim Il Sung died?; Who was North Korean leader Kim JongIl?; What was the North Korean famine?; What is North Korea's military-​first ideology?; Who was South Korean President Kim Dae-​jung?; What was the Sunshine Policy?; 4 Nuclear Weapons and US-​North Korea Relations; When did North Korea first pursue nuclear technology?; Did South Korea have a nuclear weapons program too?; Why did North Korea sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty?; What was the first North Korean nuclear crisis? What was the US-​DPRK Agreed Framework?Why did the United States give North Korea aid?; When did North Korea start testing missiles to hit the United States?; Has North Korea sold long-​range missiles to other countries?; Why did the US-​DPRK Agreed Framework collapse?; What was the second North Korean nuclear crisis?; What were the Six Party Talks?; Has North Korea proliferated nuclear technology to other countries?; Why did the Six Party Talks stalemate?; When and why did North Korea conduct nuclear tests?; What is North Korea's byungjin policy?
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