August 18, 2022

Why Soviet plans for Austria-style unification in Korea did not become a reality

An official document reveals the division of the peninsula could have been avoided

If this author had to pick the most important year in East Asian history, it would probably be 1945 - the year the fall of the Japanese Empire dramatically changed the situation in the entire region.

Many different possibilities were considered for Japan’s former possessions, including the colony of Korea.