[KS] diplomatic relations with the DPRK
aoverl at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Feb 1 11:11:29 EST 2006
Dear Mr. Duggan,
thank you so much for your assistance! The information on Yugoslavia is particularly interesting for me, since the recognition of the DPRK by Yugoslavia certainly occurred after the Stalin-Tito split. To my knowledge, no actual diplomatic relationship existed between the two countries until the early 1970s, i.e., after the normalization of Sino-Yugoslav relations. It seems that the Yugoslav government wanted to demonstrate its devotion to Communism (and thus refute Stalin's charges) by recognizing the DPRK (and later, in 1950, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam). Still, these Yugoslav initiatives were at first rebuffed by Pyongyang and Hanoi, probably mainly because neither the DPRK nor the DRV wanted to offend the Soviets.
May someone tell me when did the DPRK establish diplomatic relationship with Czechoslovakia? Alas, the Czech-Slovak split has made such investigation quite difficult, but some pre-1989 source may include the date. Are there pre-1989 editions of the Choson Taebaekkwa Sajon available?
All the best,
This is a bit late, but here are dates from the Choson Taebaekkwa Sajon
(2001, vol. 18)
Czech and Slovak Republics are given as 19930101, and Germany as 20030301
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