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Robert Jervis discusses that the Korean War transformed the development of the Cold War by creating new lines of policy. In other words, as a result of Korea it established foreign policies that would have not been created if not for the war. As a result, international history would indeed be very different. Jervis concludes Korea was a significant accident as it had major consequences. Jervis relies on a variety of scholarly historians from the 1950s such as, Millis, Stebbins, and George. Incorporating classic historians like Stephen E. Ambrose Rise to Globalism and John L. Gaddis “The Strategic perspective: The Rise and Fall of the Defensive Perimeter Concept,” to name a few. The historical significance of his argument is that it shaped

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