Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Joong-Gun Chung


The division of the Korean peninsula into North and South, a legacy of the Cold War, was turned into a hot war in 1950. Because of its bitter experiences in this war, South Korea has remained one of those countries where anticommunist sentiment runs very high despite the changes that have taken place in the world since 1950. Even when the era of Cold War yield to that of detente in the 1970s, the Cold War in Korea continued between the two competing states.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1982, Jong-Mahn Hong