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Editor says, what if the Kuomintang had won the Chinese Civil War? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In August 1945, the Soviet Army established a Soviet Civil Authority to rule the northern portion of the Korean Peninsula until a domestic regime, friendly to the USSR, could be established. In 1949, a military intervention into South Korea was considered by Kim Il-sung, but failed to receive support from the Soviet Union, which had played a key role in the establishment of the country. The withdrawal of most United States forces from the South in June dramatically weakened the Southern regime and encouraged Kim Il-sung to rethink an invasion plan against the South. The idea itself was first rejected by Joseph Stalin but with the development of Soviet nuclear weapons, Mao Zedong's victory in China and the Chinese indication that it would send troops and other support to North Korea, Stalin approved an invasion which led to the Korean War..
In 1950,fearing that the border clashes on the 38th parallel signalled an impending invasion by the Syngman Rhee regime in the South, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea appealed to the Soviet Union for urgent military support.
Pyongyang, 1950Only six months before the late Chairman Mao's followers had fled to the island of Formosa making Kim Il-sung's isolated regime in the North the only pocket of communism in Asia Pacific.
Thrilled by this outcome, the speeches from the Government in Seoul had become increasingly belligerent in tone.
The spectre of an imperialist plot to unify the peninsula, real or imagined, was enough to raise the tensions to boiling point. And now the two Koreas stood on the brink of war.
Editor says, in this article we explore a point of divergence proposed on the Space Forums discussion board and have repurposed a significant amount of content from Wikipedia. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.