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  • March 05, 1956

    Record of a conversation with DPRK Minister of Construction Kim Seung-hwa by Soviet Embassy Counsellor in the DPRK S. N. Filatov, 5 March 1956

    Kim Seung-hwa speaks to Filatov about his recent inspection trip to a fertilizer plant. Kim says that he does not support the KWP CC Presidium decision “The Further Strengthening of the Fight Against Reactionary Bourgeois Ideology in Literature and Art” and its proponents’ aim to characterize Soviet Koreans as an anti-Party faction.

  • March 07, 1956

    Telegram from Indian Embassy in Argentina on Antarctica Issue

    Argentina and Chile’s stance on sovereignty over Antarctica.

  • March 10, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim briefs Minister Cho on the dinner served for the Korean delegates to the Anti-Communist League Conference and new Chinese ambassador.

  • March 10, 1956

    Report No. 76 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the budget plan submitted by President Magsaysay to Congress and Manila APACL Conference.

  • March 12, 1956

    Memorandum of Conversation with the DPRK Vice Premier of the Cabinet of Ministers and Member of the KWP CC Presidium, Pak Chang-ok

    Relations between S.Filanov and Kim Il Sung are discussed, the internal political oppression of DPRK, the restricted press.

  • March 13, 1956

    German Concerns about Free Europe Committee Balloon Leaflet Operations

    West German Ambassador Heinz Krekeler shares his government’s concerns about Free Europe Committee (FEC) balloon operations with Deputy Undersecretary of State Robert Murphy and FEC President Whitney Shepardson.

  • March 17, 1956

    Telegram from USSR Charge d'Affaires ad interim to the DPRK A.M. Petrov addressed to USSR Minister of Foreign Affairs V.M. Molotov

    Petrov reports on the ongoing case of former Minister of Internal Affairs and KKorean Workers' Party member Pak Il-u, three months after he was arrested.

  • March 19, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim informs Minister Cho about the departure of US Ambassador and the strike by the Filipino Transport Workers.

  • March 19, 1956

    Report No. 77 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee about US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles' visit to Philippines and the talk of reparations between Philippines and Japan.

  • March 20, 1956

    Speech by Comrade Khrushchev at the 6th PUWP CC Plenum, Warsaw

    Speech by Comrade Khrushchev at the 6th PUWP CC Plenum, 20 March 1956, Warsaw explaining the changes since the death of Stalin and criticizing Stalin

  • March 21, 1956

    Reception, Conversation Between Soviet Foreign Minister K.E. Voroshilov and Chinese Deputy Chairman Zhu De, 20 March 1956

    Record of a conversation between Soviet Foreign Minister Voroshilov and Chinese Deputy Chairman Zhu De. They discuss Zhu De's travels in the Soviet Union and his impressions of the 20th Party Congress, at which Khrushchev had given his famous "Secret Speech" denoucing Stalin.

  • March 26, 1956

    Letter from His Sacredness Ho-Phap Cong Tac to President Syngman Rhee

    After offering a detailed account of the separation of North and South Vietnam by foreign powers, Ho-Phap Cong Tac requests that President Rhee support the peaceful reunification of Vietnam.

  • March 28, 1956

    Budapest Legation Dispatch No. 372, Radio Free Europe Hungarian Broadcasts Appraised

    In Budapest Legation Dispatch No. 372, two Hungarian-speaking officers appraise the content and reception quality of Radio Free Europe (RFE) Hungarian broadcasts. They rate newscasts higher than commentaries and features

  • March 28, 1956

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    President Rhee asks Minister Kim to discuss Korea's admission to SEATO with other representatives from France, Philippines, and Thailand.

  • March 28, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim inquires about awarding Ulchi Distinguished Military Service Medals to recipients and reports the 1955 foreign trade statistics.

  • March 30, 1956

    Letter from Choi Duk-shin to Dr. Syngman Rhee

    Choi Duk Shin offers his opinion on the establishment of a Korean Legation in South Vietnam and discusses his personal desire to remain in the military service as opposed to the diplomatic corps.

  • April, 1956

    Draft Letter from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Lt. General Choi Duk-shin

    President Rhee drafts an order to Choi Duk Shin to travel to Formosa (Taiwan) and South Vietnam in order to develop diplomatic relations and initiate discussion on a possible Seoul-Saigon-Taipei mutual defense pact. President Rhee specifically requests the exclusion of Japan from the defense pact.

  • April, 1956

    Memo from K. Koval to the CPSU CC, on Soviet provision of postwar aid to the DPRK

    Describes in detail the progress made as of January 1956 on the DPRK-USSR agreement that the USSR provide postwar aid from 1953 to 1957. Also lists free aid provided by China and other socialist states.

  • April, 1956

    Memo from K. Koval to the CPSU CC, 'Concerning the main issues of the economic situation of the DPRK'

    Report that highlights the success of North Korea’s Three-Year Plan after an economically devastating war.

  • April 05, 1956

    Letter from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Lt. General Choi Duk-shin

    President Rhee orders Choi Duk Shin to travel to Formosa (Taiwan) and South Vietnam in order to develop diplomatic relations and initiate discussions on a possible mutual defense pact. President Rhee specifically requests the exclusion of Japan from the defense pact.