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Korea's Place in History

Rodger Baker
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
Jan 16, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
Throughout history, Korea has been at times a buffer state, at times a bridgehead -- the proverbial minnow between whales.

At various points in its history, Korea has acted as a buffer between China and Japan, Japan and Russia, China and the United States, and even the European imperial powers and China.

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Squeezed between larger powers, the divided nation will continue to serve as a regional buffer as it tries to secure greater latitude from the allies each side depends on for security....

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