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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. 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.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, 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.

Synopsis:

Drawing on material from seven countries, plus UN archives, this 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.

Synopsis:

"A comprehensive and illuminating analysis and review of the Korean War--the war that in many ways defined the future of international relations, and in particular the American role in those relations."--The Honorable Paul H. Nitze, Former Arms Control Negotiator

Synopsis:

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.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, 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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [447]-468) and index.

Table of Contents

LIST OF MAPS ix

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi

INTRODUCTION 3

CHAPTER 1 The Origins of the Korean War 10

CHAPTER 2 The Diplomacy of Confrontation and Consolidation 47

CHAPTER 3 Diplomacy Fails: The UN Counteroffensive and Chinese Intervention 85

CHAPTER 4 Limiting the War 127

CHAPTER 5 The Dimensions of Collective Action 167

CHAPTER 6 Armistice Talks: Origins and Initial Stages 204

CHAPTER 7 Progress 236

CHAPTER 8 Deadlock 268

CHAPTER 9 Concluding an Armistice 308

CHAPTER 10 The Korean War as International History 348

NOTES 371

BIBLIOGRAPHY 447

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691016245
Author:
Stueck, William
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Stueck, William
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Korean War
Subject:
Korean war, 1950-1953
Subject:
Korea
Subject:
Asia - Korea
Subject:
Korean War, 1950-195
Subject:
American history
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Asian and Asian American Studies
Subject:
World History/Comparative History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton studies in international history and politics
Series Volume:
TN-285
Publication Date:
July 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 maps
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Drawing on material from seven countries, plus UN archives, this 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.
"Synopsis" by , "A comprehensive and illuminating analysis and review of the Korean War--the war that in many ways defined the future of international relations, and in particular the American role in those relations."--The Honorable Paul H. Nitze, Former Arms Control Negotiator
"Synopsis" by , 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.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, 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.

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