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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • January 20, 1977

    Letter from Andrew C. Nahm to President James E. Carter, January 20, 1977

    Professor Nahm from Western Michigan University sent a letter to Jimmy Carter, giving two sugeestions including the elimination of the threat of nuclear weapons.

  • February 01, 1977

    Joint Meeting of Political Parties and Social Organizations Discussing Unification of the Fatherland

    Communist World Broadcast Listening Report on joint meeting of political parties and social organizations discussing unification of the Fatherland.

  • July 04, 1977

    GDR Ambassador Pyongyang to Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Berlin

    Excerpt from East German ambassador's message about the declining display of slogans and portraits of Kim Jong Il in North Korea.

  • February 24, 1978

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Telegram, 24 February 1978. Subject: Celebration of Kim Jong Il’s birthday

    The birthday of Kim Jong Il is celebrated in a more modest way than in previous years.

  • 1980

    Review on the content of the Central Committee’s report

    A Hungarian summary of the Korean Workers’ Party Central Committee’s report, which praised the Korean Workers’ Party for building socialism.

  • 1980

    The Korean Workers’ Party’s 6th Congress

    Brief biographies of several political leaders in North Korea.

  • August 15, 1980

    Congressman Solarz's Talks in North Korea

    In his National Security Council memorandum to Brzezinski, Donald Gregg notes that Kim Il Sung appears conciliatory toward the South during his conversation with Solarz. Gregg then makes recommendations on how the US and South Korea should respond.

  • October, 1980

    Spoken remarks regarding the Central Committee report proposed by Secretary General Kim Il Sung on the 6th Congress of the Korean Workers’ Party

    Kim Il Sung's remarks are attached to a Hungarian report on the KWP 6th Congress.

  • October 13, 1980

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'The visit of Comrade Méhes at Pak Seong-cheol'

    Telegraph on the visit of Comrade Mehes at Pak Seong-cheol, expressing appreciation for Hungarian contribution to DPRK so far and hope that the nations around the world will welcome and support the unification proposals

  • October 16, 1980

    Report to the Political Bureau on the Korean Workers’ Party’s 6th Congress and on the celebrations of the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the KWP

    A report on the Korean Worker's Party's 6th Congress and on the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the KWP to the Political Bureau, including the agenda of the congress.

  • October 22, 1980

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Moscow, 'The Soviet press on the KWP’s 6th Congress'

    Dr. Szűrös Mátyás reports on the coverage of the Korean Workers' Party's 6th Congress by the Soviet press, mainly Pravda.

  • November, 1980

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'KWP’s Congress'

    The Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang reports on the Kim Il Sung cult of personality and the likelihood that Kim Jong Il will be appointed successor.

  • November 11, 1980

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Beijing, 'The Chinese attitude towards the Korean Workers’ Party’s 6th Congress'

    The Chinese attitude towards the Korean Workers’ Party’s 6th Congress on their support to Kim Il Sung and for the reunification plan

  • November 22, 1980

    Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'The KWP’s 6th Congress (Mongolian evaluation)'

    A report on the conversation with the Mongolian ambassador regarding the intensifying Kim Il Sung cult and the elevation of Kim Jong Il.

  • December 09, 1980

    Record for the Vice Minister Comrade Dr. Házi Vencel about the consultations with Comrade O Man-seok, the Head of Department of the DPRK’s Foreign Affairs Ministry

    O Man-seok's brief of DPRK internal policies activities to move forward the cause of unifying Korea.

  • July 29, 1982

    Untitled report from Stanisław Jewdoszuk, Polish Diplomat in Pyongyang

    Com. Jewdoszuk reports that, in connection with the succession issue, propaganda around Kim Jong Il is increasing.

  • March 04, 1984

    Stanisław Kramarz, 'Record of a Conversation of the Embassy Councillor-Minister Com. A. Juniewicz with Deputy Director of the Far East Department of the MOFA of the USSR, Com. Fadeev'

    Polish and Soviet officials discuss the latest developments in North Korea. They state that the internal situation in DPRK is stable. In addition, in order to solve economic hardships, the DPRK seeks enhanced cooperation with the Soviet Union.

  • June 04, 1984

    Untitled report the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Stefan Olszowski concerning his meeting with the Soviet Ambassador Aleksandr Aksionau in Poland

    During a visit to the USSR, Kim Il Sung stressed the unity of socialist countries especially in Southeast Asia. Kim mentioned that DPRK has no intention of attacking South Korea.

  • October 12, 1988

    Untitled report from Mieczysław Dedo, Polish Ambassador to the DPRK, concerning succession after Kim Il Sung

    Poland's ambassador to the DPRK reports on the speculation over the successor to Kim Il Sung and how the Republic of Korea's normalization of relations with communist states is related to the relative ranks of Kim Pyong-Il and Kim Jong Il.

  • March 26, 1989

    Memorandum of Conversation between George H.W. Bush and Zhao Ziyang

    George H.W. Bush and Zhao Ziyang discuss Sino-American relations and China's reform and opening, in addition to the situations in Korea, India, Pakistan, and the Soviet Union.