Firstly the Korean War was a Cold War conflict was the manifestation of the Cold war through a proxy. This moved the rivalry of the superpowers , fighting from Europe to Asia, and became a direct conflict. Syngman Rhee (South Korea) under USA’s support, was a strategist who claimed to “produce a victorious end to the wars in Korea … would swing the balance of power so strongly against the Soviet Union that it would not dare risk war with the United States”. Kim Il Sung (North Korea) was emboldened by both China and USSR and said “the liberation of the Korean people in the south is next in line”. It would seem that North Korea had plans to unify Korea and USSR supported the unification.
In the post-war period in the US, the Truman Administration has adopted a number of decisions that, in fact, determined the foreign policy course of the country for the entire period of the Cold War. One of the key elements of the new foreign policy became the doctrine of Truman. This doctrine proclaimed the global role of the United States in world affairs and linked world problems to the national security of the United States. Truman proclaimed that US politics should be aimed on the support of the free people in their fight with armed minorities and external pressure. Under the term ‘external pressure’ Truman implied the expansion of USSR.
Change is inevitable, after WWII America and USSR remained the last standing super powers and with the collapse of the USSR it became the Last standing super power. But, in the meanwhile other centres of power started emerging- Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, India, Brazil being some names. This though looks simple in this white paper, in the reality have altogether changed the economic and diplomatic relations of the countries. Each of these Countries export their cultural products to other countries, i.e. they are also significant influencers of globalization.
In his textbook American Anthem: Reconstruction to Present, David Ayers states that the Cold War was a time of immense tension between the United States and the Soviet Union. The Cold War brought new foreign policy decisions from the United States to combat the new perceived threat of the Soviet Union and communism. Among these was the policy of containment created by George F. Kennan (Ayers 819). The policy of containment was the idea that the United States should use military force and give economic aid to countries in order to strengthen them against the Soviet Union (Ayers 819). This idea would affect the decisions and policies of presidents for years to come.
In his “Moscow and the Marshall Plan”, published in 1994, Geoffrey Roberts seems to have combined his research interests by writing about the origins of the Cold War and particularly the role of the USSR in it. To be more precise, he argues that the ideological shift within the Soviet Union after the World War II with the following misinterpretation of the U.S. foreign policy in general and the Marshall Plan in particular led to the USSR “embarking on its Cold War” (Roberts 1381; italics added); i.e. since “Soviet ideology, like any other, was more than a set of beliefs”, but “a language of political communication” (1382), it influenced the USSR’s reception of the Marshall Plan and led to the eventual estrangement of the two superpowers and, finally, to the Cold War. He also argues that prior to 1947 both sides – the USSR, as well as the USA – were trying to cooperate and coexist peacefully with each other (Roberts 1382).Thus, as well as Leffler, Roberts does not seem to believe in the inevitability of the Cold War proceeding only from the mutual exclusiveness of the USA’s and the USSR’s ideological natures from the very beginning. Yet, as already mentioned, the author claims that ideology was the main reason why the Soviet Union did eventually launch the conflict.
The Meiji government 's hand in the rapid industrialization of Japan beginning in the 1870s played a key role in its growing military and territorial ambitions. Eventually, Japan escalated its aggression in the 1920s and used its newfound power to challenge the status quo and pursue regional hegemony. Western states, especially the United States, did not take kindly to Japan 's endeavors, and were forced to put an end to its aggression. The issue of Japan 's threat to American interests in the region during the period prior to its defeat in World War II leads to a debate that questions whether conflict between the two states was inevitable or avoidable. This essay will analyze Japan 's rise and influence as a superpower that put it in opposition to the United States.
From 1910 to 1945, Korea had been under the “oppressive” and “ruthless” (Bae-Ho Hahn) control of Japan. Foreign intervention took place as the allied powers worked with the provisional Korean government to fight Japan in WWII (Hahn). Due to this foreign intervention, “Korean people have been in contact with many foreign countries and have borrowed from them thousands of words, the majority of which are English.” (Cho). In an act to “prevent any single power’s domination of Korea” (Hahn), the allied powers issued the General Order No. 1 that “provided for Japanese forces north of … the 38th parallel … to surrender to the Soviets and those south of that line to the Americans” (Hahn).
South Korea Overview: South Korea is in eastern Asia and occupies the southern half of the Korean Peninsula and many islands. It borders both the Sea of Japan (also known as the East Sea) and the Yellow Sea. Its only land border is with North Korea along the 238 Km Korean Demilitarized Zone, a 4,000m strip of heavily guarded land separating the two countries. South Korea traditionally had an agricultural economy, which shifted towards manufacturing, and with service industries becoming increasingly important. It has a state-led market economy which has grown since the Korean War.
THE DOMINO THEORY: A NECESSITY OF CONTAINMENT, OR A TOOL OF CONTROL? Address Line 1 Address Line 2 Address Line 3 (optional) Name School and Class details Date of submission Abstract 1. Introduction The domino theory originated from the idea of “containment” that dominated American foreign policy throughout the Cold War period. In essence, the domino theory postulated that if a nation came under the influence of communism, or even fell under communist control, then the neighbouring nations would soon follow suit. The domino theory was rapidly incorporated into the Truman Doctrine, a policy which pledged US support to free nations fighting communism.
The socio-economic condition of Assam largely depends on its agricultural production. Thereby, the Assam department of agriculture has decided to take up various development measures to ensure growth in crop production. North east including Assam is in the core of the widely recognized centers of diversity of several field, horticulture and cash crops. The geographical location, physical features and historical factors have made the state an area of unique ethnic and cultural diversity. Variations among different ethnic groups in their traditional knowledge of uses, quality preferences and farming practices are the additional