The Korean War: An International History

The Korean War: An International HistoryThis 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 UN 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 US Policy 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 Destructive Conflict In Europe

William Stueck is Distinguished Research Professor of History at the University of Georgia.

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  • Paperback
  • 496 pages
  • The Korean War: An International History
  • William Stueck
  • English
  • 13 November 2018
  • 0691016240

10 thoughts on “The Korean War: An International History

  1. Oleksiy Kononov says:

    I think, the author had picked a wrong title It should have been A Diplomatic History or Diplomacy Behind the Curtain No discussion of the military action is compensated by a superb analysis of diplomatic efforts aimed at stopping the bloodshed in Korea UN has never been efficient in preventing or combating wars The Korean conflict was UN s first serious test which it failed, and Stueck describes how and why.

  2. morning Os says:

    It s a history of international relations surrounding the Korean War so the book does not discuss what actually was going on in the Korean peninsula Highly recommended to those who like reading diplomatic history It s a good book but just not my taste.

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