By Michael J. Seth
Tracing the seven many years seeing that 1945, the e-book explains how the 2 Koreas, with their deeply diverse political and social structures 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 global, with a globally aggressive economic system, a democratic political method, and a sophisticated 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 noticeably diverse and traditionally unheard of trajectories of the 2 Koreas, previously one tight-knit society. all through, he provides an extraordinary measurement via putting Korean background into broader international standpoint. All readers trying to find a balanced, an expert background could be richly rewarded with this transparent and concise book.
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