The Unification of Korea: Choices for a New Nation
Technical Report,25 Jun 2018,23 May 2019
ARMY School of Advanced Military Studies FORT LEAVENWORTH United States
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This monograph looks at the potential impact a unified Korea might have upon the regional and global competition. Although numerous concerns surround the peninsulas future, one might ask two primary questions in regard to unification and the balance of power What would unification look like and What strategic impact would a unified Korea have on regional and global international relations Complicating this issue is the rising power of China and competing United States interests in the region. The regional dynamics and history of the Korean Peninsula provide insight into how South Korea, North Korea, and other nations in the region have behaved to meet their national interests in similar situations. This monograph will offer answers by using international relation theories to propose that if unification occurs, it will result in an absorption unification model, with Korea hedging its alliances with the United States and China in order to meet its national interests.
- Government and Political Science