In this report, the political developments between North Korea and the Soviet Union, after Russian Federation, will be listed and explained chronologically, with the starting point being the division of Korea.
…On August 8, 1945, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) started the invasion of Korea by declaring war against Japan. After the start of the Soviet invasion, the USA and USSR administrations divided Korea (under Japanese rule) from the 38th North Parallel. Soviets took the North and USA took the South (Armaoğlu, 2017) (Lankov, 2002) (Matray, 2012)…
…After the death of Stalin and Khrushchev’s speech at the 20th Congress of the Soviet Union in 1956, the People’s Republic of China and the USSR cut relations with each other. After the support of China to North Korea in Korean War, North Korea which was close to the Soviet Union and followed similar policies in administration, became a North Korea that practice Maoist policies. (Best, Hanhimaki, Maiolo, & Schulze, 2015) (Park, 1983). Between 1956 and 1958, the Kim Il Sung administration carried out purges against the pro-Soviet and pro-Chinese groups in the central committee. (Hahn & Young, n.d.)…
…The collapse of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe, the slowdown of the Perestroika movement, the Glasnost and the Afghanistan War weakened the USSR (Best A. , Hanhimaki, Maiolo, & Schulze, 2015) (Seth, 2018)…
North Korea, Russia, Korean Peninsula, South Korea, Vladimir Putin, Kim Il-Sung, Kim Yong-Un, USSR, Soviet Union, Glasnost, Perestroika, Korean War, NATO
Field and Serial Number of the Report
International Affairs – IA1005-EN
Burak Tunahan GÖKALP, Oğuzhan ÇİÇEK
Application Date: May 20, 2021
Application Approval Date: May 20, 2021
Date of Issue: May 21, 2021
Last Update: May 30, 2021
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