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Competition and countervailing power in the imperialist marketplace : The case of Korea

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  • Competition and countervailing power in the imperialist marketplace
  • Pak, C. H.
  • International Council on Korean Studies


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Title Competition and countervailing power in the imperialist marketplace
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The case of Korea

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Pak, C. H.

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[Washington, DC]:International Council on Korean Studies

Date 2014
Journal Title; Vol./Issue International Journal of Korean Studies:vol. 19(no. 2)
Pages 20
Subject Country United States(Americas)
North Korea(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Russia(Europe)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < International Politics
Holding International Council on Korean Studies

Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to propose that both direct competition and Galbraith’s notion of countervailing power were at work during two wars involving Korea, along with the war termination negotiations, as a way to curb the economic and/or political power of one or more strong states who presented as a hegemonic threat in the region of Korea. The Moscow Decision was the result of US-Russian competition for influence in the Korean peninsula. However, after the internationalization of the Korean War, several nations, many of them considered “weak sellers,” organized to countervail Chinese and Russian hegemonic power in Korea. Two failed attempts at generating countervailing power occurred during the armistice negotiations towards the end of the Korean War, both by Syngman Rhee on behalf of Korea: a) sabotage of hostage release negotiations; b) refusal to sign the armistice agreement. (The rest omitted)