However, once the geopolitical intentions of the US and China were made clear, the USSR turned towards pursuing their own Cold War interests. The Indo-Soviet Treaty of Peace, Friendship, and Cooperation signed in August 1971, aimed to counter the Chinese influence in the region whilst spreading Soviet ideologies. This signing was a strategic tactic for the Soviets to achieve their Cold War goals. This pro-India tilt represents the fact that the USSR faced the inevitable compliance to pursue Cold War interests, dismissing the responsibility to act on the international norm. It was inevitable as This is why the conflict can be seen as a proxy war.
Is Juche a successful way of thinking for a country to adopt? One article claims that it is not, declaring that juche diplomacy is more used for “domestic propaganda and diplomatic rivalry with South Korea than as a genuine blueprint for developmental assistance” (Armstrong, 2009). In this case, juche is seen as more of a tool that was used to unite the people of North Korea against other countries and to uphold their own country as above all others. Juche did not do anything more than give the leaders of North Korea more consolidated power over the people. In relations with the rest of the world, this enforced policy hurt the country rather than provide much needed
Outside of the ease of being able to be sold on the Chinese black market, the attractiveness of China compared to North Korea must also be addressed. North Korea never signed the UDHR, but China has signed it, and in fact was one of the countries that drafted it. Therefore, China should know better than to have raids for North Korean refugees, even with Hyunsook Oh’s complicated refugee status. However, China should recognize the rights being violated in North Korea, and international efforts should be made to have North Korea at least demonstrate a desire to provide basic human rights to its citizens, if not actually signing and ratifying the UDHR itself. China could work out some sort of trade deal with North Korea, allowing for food from Chinese farmers to be distributed according to need in North Korea.
It was imperative from the perspective of United States to counter this aggression because it was highly unlikely for North Korea to have acted without the support of its Allies, namely, PRC and USSR. And since cold war had already began, letting such action slide by could be interpreted as a weakness of United States. The UN also sanctioned the war against North Korea because of
While Confucius would emphasize the good of the old sage-kings, Han Feizi emphasized that it was not virtue that allowed any sage-king (which the Legalists hardly believed in to begin with) but rather a combination of “timeliness of seasons, the hearts of the people, skills and talents, and position of power” (Chan p. 254). Without these attributes, no amount of virtue can resolve disorder. Legalists, rather than focus on resolving disorder with virtue and filial piety, would therefore look at a leader’s ability to enact law and enforce statecraft. Han Feizi writes “if the ruler has no statecraft, he will be ruined . .
Brian Reynolds Myers in his book, Juche Myth. Myers discredits Armstrong’s argument that Juche is an ideology shaped by external events to assert North Korea’s independence, but instead argues that Juche is but a smokescreen for North Korea’s “real ideology”: paranoid, race-based, ultra nationalism. On the other hand, Armstrong’s stand has also been supported by other historians, Gwang-Oon Kim contends that Juche came to be due to North Korea’s need to retain its independence in the midst of major
During World War II between 1939-1941 before the attack at Pearl Harbor, the United States did not formally declare war against Nazi Germany. President Franklin Roosevelt supported intervening in the war, yet public opinion strongly opposed. There was a national debate between the isolationists and the internationalists. Isolationists opposed getting involved in the war because they felt that the United States should focus on its own problems and opposed the debt that would surely follow involvement. Conversely, internationalists believed that the United States had a moral duty to intervene in the war and believed that by aiding Great Britain in her time of need the United States might avoid direct involvement in the conflict.
A famous writer named Rockwell saw consumerism not to be working against Americans but for it. Even using it as a way of propaganda by saying it could “equate consumerism with patriotism,” and therefore help to better America (Palmore, Haley M). Rockwell states “To be against commerce is to be against life itself”, In other words, if someone was completely against consumerism then there would be no room for the ideas of improvement in the country (In Defense of Consumerism). While consuming books are also seen as consuming knowledge, this isn’t always the case and can be twisted in many ways simply for a suppliers benefit, rather than the benefits a reader may get. However, books are not about what is being read, it’s about what is being felt, which is simply chosen by the consumer’s wants rather than their
It was much more a symbolic victory then a tactical victory. A great plan needed to have speed and audacity. History In order to understate the importance of the Doolittle raid, the mentality of both the Japanese and American must first be understood. Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Americans weren’t thinking of war especially not in the Pacifica. Many Americans believed that it was not their war and America’s isolation policy would allow the country
saw the war in Vietnam as a battle of the Cold War, the Vietnamese saw it as a civil war instead. Unfortunately, President Johnson failed to empathize with the Vietnamese the same way President Kennedy was advised to do so with the Soviets during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Even though constructivism would fail to explain this decision in world politics, Realism manages to explain it well. The U.S. saw the Soviets as a threat to their own security, both due to their growing economy and their military capabilities. Seeing as the Vietnamese were communists, in the eyes of the U.S., the Soviets had just gained an ally in the South-East Asia region.