Bruce Cummings article called Japan and the Asian Periphery states that the development of the cold war involves reconstruction and integration of Japan into an American left orbit and rapid economic growth in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore (216). The author studies these developments through a historical and geographical context. The author states that East Asia is the center of world economic dynamism (216). Cummings also mentions that the concept of a product cycle helps historians understand changes and mobility among the nations (218). Cummings concludes that a hegemonic system is essential for the functioning of this regional economy ...
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...so, he believes that the syngman Rhee and Kim II Sung used the circumstances of war to help strengthen their own power (6). CHEN, Gardner, and Weathersby believe that the conflicts that existed among the Korean’s before Japan’s defeat were influenced by the decisions of the great powers (5). Weatherby and CHEN demonstrate the limits of Kim’s influences with his patron (6). In Weatherby’s article, The Soviet Role in the Korean War, he discusses Stalin’s decision in regards to invading South Korea. The key to this decision was whether it would prompt Americans to intervene in the war (68). CHEN’s article, In the Name of Revolution, discusses Beijing’s decision on intervening, which resulted in a response to the threat to China’s security interests that were caused by the U.S. /U.N. forces aggressive advance toward the Yalu River in the wake of Indochon landing (93).
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