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Prospects for Reunification of the Koreas.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The premise of the report is that a divided Korea is a definite threat to her neighbors and to the world because of the continued possibility of war. But, is reunification possible within the next decade. Is reunification in the best interests of the Koreas, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and the United States. The two questions are analuzed in the framework of changes occurring in power relationships and their implications. The Koreas are now talking, but yet unclear is the role played by the powers in these contacts. What is clear though is that if there is to be reunification, the four powers must play a role. It is concluded that the following steps will be taken by the powers encourage continuation of talks, limit the arms race and press for troop reductions on both sides, encourage expansion of contacts for both Koreas, disestablish the UN Command, and seat both Koreas in the United Nations. It is expected that these events will occur by the end of the decade with the beginning of some loose political confederation between the two Koreas. Author
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