Accession Number:

ADA222897

Title:

U.S.-ROK Frictions: Causes for Anti-Americanism

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

This study focuses on frictions between the U.S. and ROK it seeks to identify primary causes for anti-American sentiment. This study discusses the rise of Korean nationalism -- its dynamic economic growth, the successful 1988 Summer Olympics, and the continuous democratization in Korea. As a result of this growth, Koreans desire equal partnership with the U.S. in economic, political and military relations. They resent U.S. economic pressures for access to Korean markets. This study also analyzes the vulnerability of the Korean economy, the threat from North Korea, challenges of domestic political situations, and the role of students in Korean politics. The study concludes that the U.S. must be sensitive to the changes in South Korea in order to continue harmonious relations. Both English and Korean language sources have provided documentary support for this study. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE