By Michael J. Seth
Tracing the seven many years given that 1945, the ebook explains how the 2 Koreas, with their deeply assorted political and social platforms and geopolitical orientations, developed into sharply contrasting societies. South Korea, after an unpromising begin, grew to become one of many few postcolonial constructing states to go into the ranks of the 1st international, with a globally aggressive economic system, a democratic political method, and a worldly and dynamic tradition. North Korea, against this, turned one of many world’s such a lot totalitarian and remoted societies, a nuclear energy with an impoverished and famine-stricken inhabitants. Seth describes and analyzes the substantially varied and traditionally unparalleled trajectories of the 2 Koreas, previously one tight-knit society. all through, he provides an extraordinary size by means of putting Korean heritage into broader international point of view. All readers trying to find a balanced, a professional historical past might be richly rewarded with this transparent and concise book.
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