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The U.S. Carter Administration and Korea in the 12/12 Incident

: Concession of moral diplomacy
  • The U.S. Carter Administration and Korea in the 12/12 Incident
  • Park, Won Gon
  • [Seoul] : Seoul National University(Center for Social Sciences)
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Title The U.S. Carter Administration and Korea in the 12/12 Incident
Subtitle Concession of moral diplomacy
Author Park, Won Gon
Publisher [Seoul] : Seoul National University(Center for Social Sciences)
Publication Date 2012
Material Type Article
Country South Korea
United States
Holding Seoul National University
Language English License

Abstract

The Carter administration knew that the 12/12 incident that occurred in South Korea in 1979 was a coup d’etat that would hamper the country’s process of democratization. However, it did not take positive action to thwart it. According to the relevant materials, including declassified documents, the Carter administration detected the possibility of a coup d’etat in South Korea and de cursory efforts, including informing the South Korean government of such, what it actually implemented on December 12, 1979, and its stance in the period following the incident, was nothing more than passive adaptation to the altered situation. (The rest omitted)

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Translated from the article published in The Korean Journal of International Studies 50(4), 2010 with permission from The Korean Association of International Studies.

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