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Digital Archive International History Declassified


Collections contain selected sets of historical documents related to a specific topic, region, or event.

  • Korea at the United Nations

    Until 1991, the United Nations was a key battleground in the inter-Korean struggle for legitimacy and global recognition.

  • Korean War Armistice

    On July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, ceasing hostilities and bringing an end to the Korean War.

  • Korean War Biological Warfare Allegations

    In 1951 and 1952, the communist bloc alleged that the United States was conducting biological warfare (BW).

  • Korean War Origins, 1945-1950

    Who started the Korean War? This collection adds context to the decisions that led to North Korea's invasion of South Korea on June 25, 1950.

  • Korean War, 1950-1953

    When North Korean troops invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950, the inter-Korean conflict entered its most bloody phase: the Korean War

  • Korean Workers' Party Congresses

    A collection documenting the Korean Workers' Party (KWP) Congresses held since 1946.

  • Long Live Mao Zedong Thought (1968)

    Documents related to China's foreign affairs selected from "Mao Zedong sixiang wanui" (Long Live Mao Zedong Thought)

  • Making of the Sino-Soviet Alliance, 1945-1950

    The road to the establishment of the alliance between the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union was rocky.

  • Mass Media and Censorship

    Documents on propaganda and media control in the Soviet Union.

  • Mitrokhin Archive

    Notes taken in the KGB archives by Vasili Nikitich Mitrokhin, a KGB officer who defected to the United Kingdom after the fall of the Soviet Union.

  • Nikita Khrushchev Collection

    Documents containing the thoughts and opinions of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

  • Non-Aligned Movement

    This anti-colonial group of developing countries was spearheaded by several conferences and summits, the first held in Bandung in 1955

  • Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)

    The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is an international treaty developed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons technology.

  • North Korea and the American Radical Left

    In the midst of the diplomatic competition between the two Koreas, groups from the American radical left traveled to Pyongyang.

  • North Korea August 1956 Plenum Incident

    The post-Korean War disputes and debates within the Korean Workers' Party culminated in the 1956 August Plenum.

  • North Korea's First Five-Year Plan, 1957-1961

    North Korea's First Five-Year Plan emphasized the development of heavy industry

  • North Korean Military Adventurism

    This collection of documents provides a historical record of North Korea's brinkmanship and military-diplomatic campaigns since 1968.

  • North Korean Nuclear History

    Formerly secret documents from the communist word reveal that North Korea's nuclear program began as early as the 1960s.