Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Paths to PeaceDomestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Elizabeth A. Stanley

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804762694

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804762694.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM STANFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.stanford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Stanford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in SSO for personal use.date: 28 June 2022

The Korean States

The Korean States

Powerless Players in the Forgotten War

(p.65) 3 The Korean States
Paths to Peace
Stanford University Press

This chapter addresses the timeline of the Korean War and explains why the Soviet Union, China, and the United States were the most significant belligerents in decisions about prosecuting and ending it. Using mini-case studies, it shows North and South Korea's insignificance in their respective side's decisions about the war. It illustrates how their domestic coalition shifts were unimportant for explaining the war's ending. The Soviet Union was considered as a main belligerent in the war because it bankrolled the Communist war effort with materiel and advisory support. North and South Korea were powerless in their respective side's decisions and actions. Their powerlessness indicated that their domestic politics are less germane to war termination. In particular, the domestic coalition shifts in North and South Korea had no impact to end the war.

Keywords:   domestic coalition shifts, Korean War, Soviet Union, China, United States, North Korea, South Korea, domestic politics, war termination

Stanford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.