Accession Number:

ADA045384

Title:

A Shrimp Among Whales. Policies and National Interests of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 1950-1976.

Descriptive Note:

Master thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-09

Pagination or Media Count:

177.0

Abstract:

The author first outlines and analyzes the major national interests and vital factors associated with the development of the foreign policy of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea from the period just prior to the outbreak of hostilities in June 1950 and traces them through the autumn of 1976. The second purpose of this study is to assess the degree of influencecontrol that the Peoples Republic of China and the Soviet Union are able to exercise over the actions of North Korea, and to delineate the nature of that possible control in terms of economic, political and military factors. By examining the past, it may be possible to determine whether the North Koreans are likely to resort to overt aggression to effect a military reunification of the Korean peninsula. Analysis of the past 26 years of the foreign and reunification policies of the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea reveals characteristics and trends which may provide these vital clues.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE