This week, we close out this series with a look at the relationship between South Korea and Japan. Also included; Isaac’s patented speed run of South Korean history. Enjoy!
Listen to the episode here.
Cummings, Bruce. Korea’s Place in the Sun.
Tudor, Daniel. Korea: The Impossible Country.
Rozman, Gilbert. Asia’s Alliance Triangle: US-Japan-South Korea Relations At A Crossroads.
2 thoughts on “Episode 162 – Best of Frenemies, Part 8”
hey, love the podcast, but your Germany-France analogy kind of triggered my know-it-all reflex. I think you are way way off here.
Political reengagement,efforts to smothen relation and build friendship, etc predates military cooperation under the Nato significantly. I dont really think its fair to give big parts of the credit to the US alliance system for good things happening post war in western europe. I feel the largest role was played by politicans, who learned the lessons of two incredibly costly world wars (or one depending on your view of history). I think the influence of two such cataclysmic events in short succession cannot be overstated. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice … . Holding on and polishing that victim card rarely leads to good political outcomes and if a couple of million countrymen died in the last few decades, it does make you reconsider the merit of holding on to extreme rivalries. Thats why, at least here in Germany, rearmament was (and is) deeply unpopular and the country had to be dragged screaming and shouting into Nato.
Anyways my2cent, keep up the good Casts
Very interesting. Thank you very much for the podcast.
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