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Moscow and Seoul Mend Fences, 1986–90

Sergey Radchenko

in Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199938773
eISBN:
9780199365128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938773.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History, Political History

This chapter tells the story of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and South Korea. The push for rapprochement came from Seoul in the form of President Roh Tae-woo’s ... More


Lies

Katie Stallard

in Dancing on Bones: History and Power in China, Russia and North Korea

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197575352
eISBN:
9780197575383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197575352.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter covers the leadership transition in North Korea following the death of Kim Il Sung in 1994 to his son Kim Jong Il. It examines the role of the regime’s false claims about Kim Il Sung’s ... More


Stalinism in North Korea

George W. Breslauer

in The Rise and Demise of World Communism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197579671
eISBN:
9780197579701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579671.003.0041
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

North Korea never went through a process of de-Stalinization. It remained until 1994 under the control of a despot who arranged for the despotism to continue after his death. Thus, North Korean ... More


Communist Parties Come to Power in Korea and Vietnam

George W. Breslauer

in The Rise and Demise of World Communism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197579671
eISBN:
9780197579701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579671.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In Korea, the USSR occupied the northern half of the country after Japan withdrew its occupation forces. The Soviets installed a regime of North Korean communists who enjoyed popular support due to ... More


Limited War Sets the Stage for the POW Odyssey

Charles S. Young

in Name, Rank, and Serial Number: Exploiting Korean War POWs at Home and Abroad

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780195183481
eISBN:
9780199344796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183481.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Military History

The global Cold War shaped the Korean conflict and limited its scope. The United States entered the war under the assumption that fighting could be limited to the Korean peninsula. It was part of a ... More


Myth

Katie Stallard

in Dancing on Bones: History and Power in China, Russia and North Korea

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197575352
eISBN:
9780197575383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197575352.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter covers Kim Il Sung’s rise to power in North Korea and the use of World War II history in his legitimating narrative, specifically focused on his claim to have played a key role in ending ... More


Korea: India’s “Unneutral” China Policy Stokes US Suspicions

Francine R. Frankel

in When Nehru Looked East: Origins of India-US Suspicion and India-China Rivalry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780190064341
eISBN:
9780190064372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064341.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

North Korea’s attack against South Korea evoked an immediate military response from the United States, under a UN command, to draw the line against communist expansion in Asia. Once the Chinese ... More


“Building Communism”: Competition for Ideological “Correctness” within the World Communist Movement

George W. Breslauer

in The Rise and Demise of World Communism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197579671
eISBN:
9780197579701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197579671.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In 1958–1959, Khrushchev launched his program for the “full-scale construction of communism.” Not coincidentally, in the same time period, China’s Mao launched his disastrous “Great Leap Forward,” ... More


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