Asian Politics Midterm : East Asian Nations

1880 Words Oct 16th, 2014 8 Pages
Asian Politics Midterm

McKenzie Barnes

October 16, 2014

When given the opportunity to advise the president on how to interact with East Asian nations, he needs to understand that the present day relations between the three developed East Asian nations (China, Japan, and South Korea) is very complicated. The historic background is imperative to his understanding on how to diplomatically interact with these nations, otherwise any present day event will seem confusing. All three share a common ideology and instead of this creating a stronger alliance between these three countries, it creates competition and divide. Cumulatively, their economies have grown at such an unpredicted, exponential, and precedent rate that they are considered to become the next global super powers. On a global scale, these three countries can collectively get along with one another, but because of their intertwined self-righteous attitudes towards superiority, they have become brutal enemies. Although, these three countries do have two major binding principals: the first is the control Confucianism has over their cultures and governments and the second is wanting to become more modernized faster and more efficiently. Retrospectively, these countries are considered extremely modern, especially with their innovations in technology, but it is their deep-rooted respect for their past that is keeping them from being able to fully move on from their traditional…
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