The US started the Korean war??

Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 07:26 pm
North Korea is bullshitting once again.
The US started the Korean war??
Korean War started in 1950 because of North Korea's ambush invasion, which later developed into a 3 year and 2 months long full-scale war between UN forces that supported South Korea, and the Chinese forces, divided into the democratic camp, and the communist camp, that supported North Korea.
North Korea's provocation resulted in countless casualties from US and Korea, trying to defend liberty and peace. As a result for the sacrifices of the war heroes, Korea exists as it is known to the day.
Everybody knows the truth. I don't understand why North Korea is talking nonsense. Seems like Kim Jong Un gets constipation, if he is not denounced for a day.
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Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 07:50 pm
@blackrose cv,
I read an article today about the North Korean history classes.

Seriously frightening.

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Lustig Andrei
Reply Mon 25 Jun, 2012 08:03 pm
@blackrose cv,
blackrose cv wrote:
Everybody knows the truth.

Well. nearly everybody which is why Kim's idiotic propaganda posturing is meaningless. Remember, however, that hardly anobody unfortunate to be born and raised and living in No. Korea knows the truth. No history is taught in North Korean schools. It's too dangerous. That's why North Korea is the one place on the planet where no appreciable progress in terms of human rights or even of economic progress can be expected. No. Korea makes Catros' Cuba look like a paadise for the common man.
Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 10:48 pm
North Korea conducts third nuclear test

A man-made earthquake was detected in North Korea, the South’s state-run Korean Meteorological Administration reported, which probably signals Pyongyang’s third nuclear weapons test.

The earthquake-monitoring agency detected a tremor with a 5.0 magnitude at 11:57 a.m. and the epicenter is Kilju County, North Hamgyong, where one of the regime’s nuclear testing facility is located.

The administration has not confirmed whether the tremor was caused by an atomic detonation or a natural quake. The exact cause of the quake will be confirmed through analysis of radioactive substances in the air, it said.

The strength of the seismic activity was eight times stronger than of the second nuclear test in 2009, which recorded a 4.5 magnitude shock, the weather agency said.

The Ministry of National Defense said they assumed it was caused by a 10-kiloton nuclear explosion.
Reply Mon 11 Feb, 2013 10:58 pm
At least we're pretty sure Iran is only working towards medical diagnosis and electricity production.
Reply Tue 12 Feb, 2013 02:41 am
Yeah. At least we have Iran... Laughing
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Reply Mon 25 Mar, 2013 03:23 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Remember, however, that hardly anobody unfortunate to be born and raised and living in No. Korea knows the truth. No history is taught in North Korean schools. It's too dangerous. That's why North Korea is the one place on the planet where no appreciable progress in terms of human rights or even of economic progress can be expected.

Korea divided (1945–1949)
See also: Division of Korea

South Korean citizens protest allied trusteeship in December 1945.

At the Potsdam Conference (July–August 1945), the Allies unilaterally decided to divide Korea[58]—without consulting the Koreans—in contradiction of the Cairo Conference.[59][60][61]
On 8 September 1945, Lt. Gen. John R. Hodge of the United States arrived in Incheon to accept the Japanese surrender south of the 38th parallel.[44] Appointed as military governor, General Hodge directly controlled South Korea as head of the United States Army Military Government in Korea (USAMGIK 1945–48).[62] He established control by restoring to power the key Japanese colonial administrators and their Korean police collaborators.[63] The USAMGIK refused to recognise the provisional government of the short-lived People's Republic of Korea (PRK) because he suspected it was communist. These policies, voiding popular Korean sovereignty, provoked civil insurrections and guerrilla warfare.[35] On 3 September 1945, Lieutenant General Yoshio Kozuki, Commander, Japanese Seventeenth Area Army, contacted Hodge, telling him that the Soviets were south of the 38th parallel at Kaesong. Hodge trusted the accuracy of the Japanese Army report.[44]
In December 1945, Korea was administered by a United States–Soviet Union Joint Commission, as agreed at the Moscow Conference (1945). The Koreans were excluded from the talks. The commission decided the country would become independent after a five-year trusteeship action facilitated by each régime sharing its sponsor's ideology.[64][65] The Korean populace revolted; in the south, some protested, and some rose in arms;[35] to contain them, the USAMGIK banned strikes on 8 December 1945 and outlawed the PRK Revolutionary Government and the PRK People's Committees on 12 December 1945.
On 23 September 1946 an 8,000-strong railroad worker strike began in Pusan. Civil disorder spread throughout the country in what became known as the Autumn uprising. On 1 October 1946, Korean police killed three students in the Daegu Uprising; protesters counter-attacked, killing 38 policemen. On 3 October, some 10,000 people attacked the Yeongcheon police station, killing three policemen and injuring some 40 more; elsewhere, some 20 landlords and pro-Japanese South Korean officials were killed.[66] The USAMGIK declared martial law.
The right-wing Representative Democratic Council, led by nationalist Syngman Rhee, opposed the Soviet–American trusteeship of Korea, arguing that after 35 years (1910–45) of Japanese colonial rule most Koreans opposed another foreign occupation. The USAMGIK decided to forego the five-year trusteeship agreed upon in Moscow, given the 31 March 1948 United Nations election deadline to achieve an anti-communist civil government in the US Korean Zone of Occupation.
On 3 April what began as a demonstration commemorating Korean resistance to Japanese rule ended with the Jeju Uprising where between 14,000[67] and 60,000 citizens were killed by South Korean soldiers.[68]
On 10 May, South Korea convoked its first national general elections that the Soviets first opposed, then boycotted, insisting that the US honor the trusteeship agreed to at the Moscow Conference.[69][70]
North Korea held parliamentary elections three months later on 25 August 1948.[71]
The resultant anti-communist South Korean government promulgated a national political constitution on 17 July 1948, elected a president, the American-educated strongman Syngman Rhee on 20 July 1948. The elections were marred by terrorism and sabotage resulting in 600 deaths.[72] The Republic of Korea (South Korea) was established on 15 August 1948. In the Russian Korean Zone of Occupation, the Soviet Union established a Communist North Korean government[69] led by Kim Il-sung.[73] President Rhee's régime expelled communists and leftists from southern national politics. Disenfranchised, they headed for the hills, to prepare for guerrilla war against the US-sponsored ROK Government.[73]
As nationalists, both Syngman Rhee and Kim Il-Sung were intent upon reunifying Korea under their own political system.[74] The North Koreans gained support from both the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. They escalated the continual border skirmishes and raids and then prepared to invade. South Korea, with limited matériel, could not match them.[74] During this era, the US government assumed that all communists (regardless of nationality) were controlled or directly influenced by Moscow; thus the US portrayed the civil war in Korea as a Soviet hegemonic maneuver.[75]
In October 1948, South Korean left-wing soldiers rebelled against the government's harsh clampdown in April on Jeju island in the Yeosu-Suncheon Rebellion.[76]
The Soviet Union withdrew as agreed from Korea in 1948. U.S. troops withdrew from Korea in 1949, leaving the South Korean army relatively ill-equipped. On 24 December 1949, South Korean forces killed 86 to 88 people in the Mungyeong massacre and blamed the crime on communist marauding bands.[77][78]
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