Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Drastic choices and extreme consequences: Concerning Korea 1945-1953
by Kwon, J. Jihae, M.A., Corcoran College of Art + Design, 2014, 40; 1556120
Abstract (Summary)

Decisions have both short and long-term consequences. Sometimes we cannot see the consequences and do not know the outcomes, but we take a step and make a choice. Some after-effects are irrevocable, and some are fixable. Some decisions affect us immediately and exclusively while others have consequences that are global. When we make decisions, we sometimes doubt our decisions and ask ourselves what might have happened if another choice was made. We make choices daily, small or great, for good or bad. After World War II, South Korean president Rhee Syngman put many alleged Communists in a rehabilitation program known as the National Guidance League. Many of them were executed between 1945 and 1953 to prevent them from joining the Communist north. Rhee's decision affected many families including my own. What we choose to do has intentional and unintentional consequences. Extreme choices produce dire consequences that can subsequently influence future generations and, on a larger scale, an entire nation for decades.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McAleer-Keeler, Kerry
Commitee: Deal, Georgia, Smith, Casey
School: Corcoran College of Art + Design
Department: Art and the Book
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: History, World History, Political science
Keywords: Cold war, Genocide, Korean war, Mccarthyism, South korea, Syngman rhee
Publication Number: 1556120
ISBN: 9781303900372
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