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By Kimie Hara

After international struggle II, many local conflicts emerged within the Asia-Pacific, equivalent to the divided Korean peninsula, the Cross-Taiwan Strait, the ‘Northern Territories’, (Southern Kuriles) Takeshima (Dokdo), Senkaku (Diaoyu) and the Spratly (Nansha) islands difficulties. those and different disputes, comparable to the Okinawa challenge relating to the U.S. army presence within the sector, all percentage a huge universal starting place within the post-war disposition of Japan, fairly the 1951 Peace Treaty. Signed via forty-nine international locations in San Francisco, this multilateral treaty considerably formed the post-war overseas order within the sector, and with its linked safety preparations, laid the root for the neighborhood chilly struggle constitution, the "San Francisco System."

This publication examines the historical past and modern implications of the "San Francisco System," with specific specialise in its frontier difficulties. Drawing on broad archival examine and in-depth research, Kimie Hara uncovers key hyperlinks among the local difficulties within the Asia-Pacific and their underlying organization with Japan, and explores the clues for his or her destiny solution in the multilateral context within which they originated. Cold conflict Frontiers within the Asia-Pacific will attract scholars and students attracted to diplomacy of the Asia-Pacific zone, diplomatic heritage and jap diplomacy.

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October 1949 Draft A new draft peace treaty was prepared in State Department in September– October 1949, and was completed as the October 13 draft. S. S. ”80 The commentary also noted, While recognizing the advantages of a short, general treaty from some points of view, it is believed essential that the treaty deal clearly and specifically with all matters involved in the reestablishment of normal relations between the Allies and Japan. 81 Article 4 of Chapter 1 (Territorial Clauses) dealt with Korea.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was established in April 1949. On August 29, 1949, the USSR conducted its first nuclear test. In 1955 West Germany was admitted to NATO, and the Warsaw Pact was established in direct riposte. The “containment” policy was first adopted in Europe, but not Asia. The USA was not yet completely committed to establishment of the Republic of Korea, and following the Soviet announcement of military withdrawal from the north, in December 1948, US forces withdrew from the south in June 1949.

42 The ROK Government’s Request for Modification . . . . . . . . . . 43 The San Francisco Peace Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Proclamation of the Rhee Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 After San Francisco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Status of Korea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Takeshima – Resource Development, International Law, Complication of the Problem .

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