International: Portent

Korea, Land of the Morning Calm, was on the verge of a new day. But dawn was coming up like thunder.

In Pyongyang, capital of Soviet-occupied North Korea, there was an eye-filling parade last week. Leathery, sharp-eyed Kim II Sung, puppet boss of Korean Communists, reviewed the new Soviet-supplied North Korea People's Army. Citizens were summoned to attend. They shivered in subfreezing weather, shouting "Mansyeh!" (Long Life) as infantry, mounted machine guns, mortars and field guns swept past. Fighter planes with the Taikeuk (Korean national flag) droned overhead, dropping roses. All these...

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