By Michael J. Seth
Tracing the seven many years because 1945, the booklet explains how the 2 Koreas, with their deeply diversified political and social platforms and geopolitical orientations, advanced into sharply contrasting societies. South Korea, after an unpromising begin, turned one of many few postcolonial constructing states to go into the ranks of the 1st global, with a globally aggressive economic climate, a democratic political procedure, and a worldly and dynamic tradition. North Korea, against this, grew to become one of many world’s such a lot totalitarian and remoted societies, a nuclear strength with an impoverished and famine-stricken inhabitants. Seth describes and analyzes the appreciably diverse and traditionally unparalleled trajectories of the 2 Koreas, previously one tight-knit society. all through, he provides a unprecedented measurement by means of putting Korean background into broader international standpoint. All readers trying to find a balanced, a professional historical past can be richly rewarded with this transparent and concise book.
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