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A Study on the Statement Diplomacy of North Korea(1964-1972)

Kim Sangbum ORD ID 1

1경남대학교

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ABSTRACT

The goal of this research is to look at how North Korea employed government-level declarations for diplomacy during the Vietnam War, as well as the key contents, characteristics, and meanings of those statements. Foreign affairs-related government-level statements in North Korea can be broadly classified as government statements, foreign ministry statements, and foreign ministry spokesperson statements. The government statement was issued as a top-level strategic statement, whilst the Foreign Ministry and its spokesman issued a tactical statement in support of the government position. There were 113 North Korean government-level comments issued between 1964 and 1972. In particular, once in 1964, nine times in 1965, fourteen times in 1966, fourteen times in 1967, twelve times in 1968, fourteen times in 1969, thirteen times in 1970, twelve times in 1971, and twenty-four times in 1972. The statements focused on the US invasion of Vietnam, North Korea's free aid to Vietnam, the formation and strengthening of an anti-Japanese coalition between Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, and support for the Vietnamese government's position in the Paris peace talks. The concept of North Korea's statement diplomacy incorporated the emblem of independence as well as the strategy of national liberation struggle. North Korea sought to share and respond to the crisis through anti-Americanism, to strengthen leaders' legitimacy, to secure internal production and mobilization, to unite socialist rights through a strategy to recall the Korean War, and to recognize the capabilities of the national liberation struggle in the global revolution through statement diplomacy.

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