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The Korean War: An International History by William Stueck

This first truly international history of the Korean War argues that by its timing, its course, and its outcome it functioned as a substitute for World War III. Stueck draws on recently available materials from seven countries, plus the archives of the United Nations, presenting a detailed narrative of the diplomacy of the conflict and a broad assessment of its critical role in the Cold War. He emphasizes the contribution of the United Nations, which at several key points in the conflict provided an important institutional framework within which less powerful nations were able to restrain the aggressive tendencies of the United States. In Stuecks view, contributors to the U.N. cause in Korea provided support not out of any abstract commitment to a universal system of collective security but because they saw an opportunity to influence U.S. policy. Chinese intervention in Korea in the fall of 1950 brought with it the threat of world war, but at that time and in other instances prior to the armistice in July 1953, Americas NATO allies and Third World neutrals succeeded in curbing American adventurism. While conceding the tragic and brutal nature of the war, Stueck suggests that it helped to prevent the occurrence of an even more destructive conflict in Europe.
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This first truly international history of the Korean War argues that by its timing, its course, and its outcome it functioned as a substitute for World War III.
William Stueck

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The Korean War stands as the most dangerous armed conflict of the entire two generations since the surrender of Germany and Japan in Twice—first in the months immediately following the massive Chinese counteroffensive of late November , and again in May and early June —the United States seriously entertained an expansion of hostilities beyond Korea, which would have made a direct confrontation with the Soviet Union difficult to avoid. Although ultimately fought almost entirely within the confines of a small Asian country, the Korean War included armed combatants representing at least nineteen different governments from six continents. Of the estimated casualties, between 50 and 60 percent were non-Korean. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

This first truly international history of the Korean War argues that by its timing, its course, and its outcome it functioned as a substitute for World War III. Stueck draws on recently available materials from seven countries, plus the archives of the United Nations, presenting a detailed narrative of the diplomacy of the conflict and a broad assessment of its critical role in the Cold War. He emphasizes the contribution of the United Nations, which at several key points in the conflict provided an important institutional framework within which less powerful nations were able to restrain the aggressive tendencies of the United States. In Stueck's view, contributors to the U. Chinese intervention in Korea in the fall of brought with it the threat of world war, but at that time and in other instances prior to the armistice in July , America's NATO allies and Third World neutrals succeeded in curbing American adventurism. While conceding the tragic and brutal nature of the war, Stueck suggests that it helped to prevent the occurrence of an even more destructive conflict in Europe. Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:.

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Haruki Wada. This classic history of the Korean War--from its origins through the armistice--is now available in English for the first time. Wada Haruki, one of the world's leading scholars of the war, has thoroughly revised his definitive study to incorporate new sources and debates.

This first truly international history of the Korean War argues that by its timing, its course, and its outcome it functioned as a substitute for World War III. Stueck draws on recently available materials from seven countries, plus the archives of the United Nations, presenting a detailed narrative of the diplomacy of the conflict and a broad assessment of its critical role in the Cold War. He emphasizes the contribution of the United Nations, which at several key points in the conflict provided an important institutional framework within which less powerful nations were able to restrain the aggressive tendencies of the United States. In Stueck's view, contributors to the U. Chinese intervention in Korea in the fall of brought with it the threat of world war, but at that time and in other instances prior to the armistice in July , America's NATO allies and Third World neutrals succeeded in curbing American adventurism.

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