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Don't Blame Stalin II
Breaking Down Borders: Korea ^ | Sept. 8th, 2009 | Han

Posted on 09/08/2009 6:50:25 AM PDT by joey703

How Will We Judge the Korean War in a Century?

[...] What I am arguing is will this be the consensus twenty years from today (or forty years after this article was written). I mean, yes, most ordinary South Koreans enjoys such material prosperity that probably only a select few and I mean a very select few in North Korea could only begin to dream about. I am saying that had the Korean War run its course without intervention from the United States (or equivalently had Harry S. Truman not settled on a policy, the Truman Doctrine, where not winning wars, was supposed to be a success ), then Korea would most likely have been a poor, failing state for perhaps a half century or so. But, this is what I was getting at in the previous post:

While it may be the case that economists in yesteryear saw South Korean economic development as a miracle, in the heart of prosperous Northeast Asia, I would argue, it is in fact North Korea that seems to be the exceptional case and the miracle ("I'd blame Truman" : Breaking Down Borders: Korea).

Considering this, then I don't think so. I think in this alternate scenario, if you envision Korea to be like Vietnam, and especially where that economy seems to be heading, and you'd get a good idea.


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TOPICS: History; Politics; Reference; Society
KEYWORDS: korea; koreanwar; stalin; truman

1 posted on 09/08/2009 6:50:25 AM PDT by joey703
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To: Zhang Fei; TigerLikesRooster; calex59; John Valentine; piytar; HuntsvilleTxVeteran

And, well...

2 posted on 09/08/2009 6:51:57 AM PDT by joey703 (
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To: joey703

And, well, more moronic booshwah.

Give it up, please. You are embarrassing yourself here.

3 posted on 09/08/2009 9:23:08 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: John Valentine

You say those are the words of the KCNA mouthpiece, but you fail to read how heavily I have criticized North Korea, go as far back as 2003 (if you’d like). While I may have been on this site since 98 I did follow this site for about a decade before registering in 2003....

The natural order of things also include those, perhaps those such as yourself, who do not possess the IQ or the level of reasoning to be able to express their opinions in a concise manner without resorting to language that you gives your words as much legitmacy or weight as the words Communist or as the word’s Democratic or People’s give to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea....

Not only that, but you express an opinion solely based against what somebody else expresses...

But, for all others that may take your words seriously, look beyond the obvious.

The period from 1947 to 1991 is a very short piece of history. And, a clear look at those two articles speak for itself.

4 posted on 09/11/2009 2:37:22 AM PDT by joey703 (
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To: joey703

I read the articles - both of them. I wound them shallow, trivial, biased to the extreme - basically parroting the NK propaganda line, and basically unworthy of serious comment. I expressed that view - that’s all.

I also expressed the view, and I repeat it here, that the articles are so absurd and devoid of serious analysis that they are beneath the kind of rebuttal you think I should waste my time on.

Sorry, but these are my honest opinions. Take them or leave them; frankly at this point I don’t care one way or the other.

5 posted on 09/11/2009 11:34:25 AM PDT by John Valentine
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