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What If… Kim Had Won?

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Kim Il-sung in Berlin, 1956, meeting Otto Nagel and Otto Grotewohl. Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-38870-0003 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de,

Latest at the National Interest tackles a hypothetical I’ve been interested in for some time:

In the summer of 1950, the Korean People’s Army (KPA) came tantalizingly close to rolling up UN forces on the Korean Peninsula. Only a heroic defense around Pusan prevented a total victory for North Korea (the DPRK), thus allowing MacArthur’s war-changing invasion at Inchon. But what if North Korean forces had prevailed? What would Korea (and by extension the rest of Asia) look like today?

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