Cast of Characters

In charge—actually or nominally—of the assault upon peace and Korea were:

Joseph Stalin & Politburo (see below).

Kim II Sung, 38, the Korean Mao Tse-tung (he prefers to be known as "the Korean Stalin"). Fat, sleepy-eyed Kim is boss of the Korean party, chief of state in North Korea. Last week the Presidium of the Democratic People's Republic of [North] Korea appointed Kim commander in chief of the armed forces.

Born near Pyongyang, he is said to have been trained at China's Whampoa Military Academy, and later in Moscow. His original name was Kim Sung Chu. Reason for the change: in 1945...

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