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Title: The naval policy of the Republic of Korea : from the beginnings to the twenty-first century
Author: Cho, Young-Joo
ISNI:       0000 0004 2697 4604
Awarding Body: University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 2003
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Background Maritime History of Korea As is true of all countries, Korea's geography is a major factor in shaping its history. Korea is a peninsula, which extends southward from the Eurasian landmass between Russian Siberia and Chinese Manchuria. It is surrounded by the two great hind powers (China and Russia) and one great maritime power (Japan). During its history, neighbouring countries have invaded Korea over 900 times, in incursions both great and small, by land and sea. 1 This has been a sad history of victimisation by foreign intruders as the Koreans have virtually no record of aggressive ambition outside their peninsula.2 The first recorded maritime activity of Korea relates to King Jun of Ancient. Choson. In 193 B.C. Wee Man, a former officer of the Kingdom of the Chinese Yen, took over the throne of Ancient Choson. 3 King Jun moved by sea down to the southwestern part of the Korean Peninsula with his several thousands followers and became the King of Han (not to be confused with the Chinese Han Dynasty) after being victorious in war against the Mahan.
Supervisor: Grove, Eric J. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Politics, International studies, Maritime history, ROK Navy