The Korean war

A research paper that analyzes a topic on 1950 Korean war or peace initiative-activism

It could be a political science piece that analyzes different wars, different peace deals, conflict resolution strategies; or, for instance, it could be a historical analysis of certain peace-making initiatives in the past.

It stands out among other forms of paper by its vigor to “explain” a puzzle through some empirical data (either some survey data, or some historical data or some other legitimate form of scientific data that could be used for a research paper)

you will have to rely more on external sources. You will formulate a research question, show how to answer it by sharing your methodological choices, bring up empirical evidence to demonstrate your points and answer the research question to explain the conundrum you raised. Your paper will naturally be longer (10 pages, including bibliography).

need to specify a tangible research question.

Which dimension of Korean war you want to elucidate and how will you connect it with War and Peace? Do you consider the status quo as a peace (at the expense of having a divided country) or is it just a settlement that cannot last forever? Or are you going to analyze China’s motives? (Which is a lot harder). We cannot really go that far finding out the real motives of countries as it could be highly speculative.

Side note: try to avoid emotionally charged judgmental sentences such as “they will always be a disgrace to…”

Be sure to remain neutral when doing research. This should be an article about war and peace. Please write strictly around the point of war and peace.

Answer preview

Korean war is among the topics that are often highlighted by the international media.  1950 Korean war is one of the most horrific conflicts in a world and which fatalities outmatched those of the second world war.  It has negative impacts on both countries’ economies due to the destruction of infrastructures. According to Lundgren, & Svensson, (2014), the destruction ratios with the first four months after the onset of the was approximately 40 percent in the agricultural sector, 70 percent in the chemical industry, and 70 percent in the textile industry as well as 10 percent in the rubber industry.  Similarly, the Korean Ministry of transport data revealed that a total of 500 KM, in 1656 roads, 600,000 housing structures, 46.9 percent of the railway, and a total of 49 kilometers of 1453 bridges (Lee, 2001).  Compared to the rest of the industries, the mining industry was heavily damaged, where its damages accounted for approximately 51 percent and accounted for 23.3 total damage in all sectors. The amount of loss in the mining industry was about US$549 million (Lee, 2001).   The power line damage in Korea was even more devastating, where it experienced 80 percent damage. Two months after the start of the war, power production reduced to 11,000 KWh, which was much below the power demand in the countries. The destruction of the power saw the production activities plummeting down drastically. The damage of the war was approximated to the US $ 41.23 billion.  Lundgren & Svensson, (2014), argue that the foreign trade between the Korean countries other countries declined where it stood at 27 percent much below the 1940 level. The foreign trade income declined to US$42.9 million in 1950 from US$208 in 1948. (3430 words)