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  • 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, '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.

  • April 05, 1956

    From the Journal of Ambassador P. F. Yudin, Record of Conversation with Mao Zedong, 31 March 1956

    Soviet Ambassador Yudin discusses the 20th Congress of the CPSU with Mao, including Khrushchev's "secret speech" denouncing Stalin and his cult of personality. Mao had already seen a copy and discusses mistakes in Stalin's policy towards China at length.

  • April 07, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim briefs Minister Cho on the steel industry and oil companies in Philippines.

  • April 07, 1956

    Report No. 79 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs Syngman Rhee about the anti-American sentiment arising in the Filipino Congress and Korea's admission to SEATO.

  • April 11, 1956

    Letter, J. W. Staggers to Syngman Rhee

    Staggers reports that the litigation of the Korean American Export-Import, Inc./American World Trade Export Import, Inc. has been settled out of court without reference to Korea or Col. Goodfellow.

  • April 12, 1956

    Letter, J. W. Staggers to Syngman Rhee

    Staggers recommends a proposal submitted by Claude T. Lindsay, Inc. of California.

  • April 14, 1956

    Letter, Syngman Rhee to Young Kee Kim

    President Rhee comments on the anti-American sentiment prevalent in the Philippines.

  • April 14, 1956

    Report from the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs to A. A. Okhotin, 'Some Issues of the Domestic Political Situation in the DPRK'

    A Soviet report that describes successful economic management in the postwar period in North Korea. The report also explains that the KWP CC still needs to work on improving some areas, particularly those concerning production cooperatives and the rural peasantry.

  • April 16, 1956

    Report from B. Vereshchagin to the CPSU CC, 'The Korean Armistice Agreement and talks on the Korean question'

    Report that provides an overview of the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement. It describes the role of neutral states in monitoring the armistice conditions and lists the steps that the DPRK government has been taking so far to achieve peaceful reunification on the peninsula.