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Paths to PeaceDomestic Coalition Shifts, War Termination and the Korean War$
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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

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Interacting Domestic Coalitions in Bargains for Peace

Interacting Domestic Coalitions in Bargains for Peace

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Paths to Peace
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This chapter pays attention to the strategic interaction between the belligerents in the Korean War termination bargaining process. It argues that the timing of war termination depended upon the strategic interaction of all three domestic coalition shifts in the Soviet Union, the United States, and China. In the special case of interacting coalition shifts on opposing sides, it seemed that the two mechanisms for developing an overlapping bargaining space worked in tandem. The data does not confirm the argument that Dwight Eisenhower's nuclear threats significantly played in ending the war. The Eisenhower Administration was mindful that the Soviet dovish shift was causing the Communists to lower their demands in the armistice negotiations. The Communists clearly responded to Eisenhower's hawkish shift by lowering their demands.

Keywords:   Korean War, bargaining process, war termination, domestic coalition shifts, Soviet Union, United States, China, Dwight Eisenhower, Communists

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