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  • March 19, 1956

    Egyptian Activities in Lebanon

  • March 19, 1956

    News from Syria

  • March 19, 1956

    Statement released by the Department of State (Press Release 115) commenting on a Chinese Communist Statement of March 4

    The United States responds to a Chinese statement concerning the ambassadorial talks.

  • 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 22, 1956

    Lebanese Communist Activities

  • March 22, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 11 (Overall Issue No. 37)

    This issue discusses the distortion of facts in a March 6 US State Department statement about the Sino-American ambassadorial talks. Two sections address calculating years of work experience for military personnel after they change careers and the way that others should treat them in the workplace. Finally, several reports consider various provincial administrative concerns, such as the division and merging of different counties.

  • March 25, 1956

    Kuwaiti Espionage Activities in Lebanon

    Report on the movements of the Kuwaiti chief of police, his activities while in Lebanon.

  • 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.

  • March 30, 1956

    George Maasri and the Egyptians

  • March 31, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 12 (Overall Issue No. 38)

    This issue features multiple sections about agricultural production cooperatives. It also includes a request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Hong Kong and British authorities to detain supporters of Chiang Kai-shek who fled to Hong Kong after they caused a commotion on the mainland. Other sections discuss plans for young children to have a day off on Children's Day and various administrative concerns, such as the transfer of villages from Huolu County in Hubei to the provincial capital, Shijiazhuang.

  • 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 01, 1956

    Political Parties in Jordan

  • April 01, 1956

    The Government and the Officers