Meeting of the Brazilian Centre for the Study of Songun Politics on the Korean Revolution and Fatherland Liberation War at Rio State University 11th of July 2019

On the 11th of July UK Dr Dermot Hudson,President of the Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK , chairman of UK KFA and the  Juche Idea Study Group of England  addressed a seminar at Rio State University organised by the Brazilian Centre for the Study of Songun Politics , on the subject of the Korean Revolution and the Korean War .
The Brazilian Centre for the Study of Songun Politics or Centro de Estudos da Política Songun Brasil was founded in February 2017 in Rio De Janario on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL .The preparatory work for founding the centre was started in October 2016 The centre aims to disseminate the Songun idea and promote anti-imperialist solidarity with People~s Korea , the land of Juche .
The meeting organised by the Brazilian Centre for the Study of Songun Politics was simply amazing.
About 150 to 200 people attended the meeting ! It was incredible
Lucas Rubio head of the Brazilian Centre for Songun Politics introduced the meeting and the speakers.
The book ~History of the Korean Revolution~ was launched . Comrade Alexandre Rosendo spoke about the struggle for independence of the Korean people led by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG and the anti-imperialist , anti-feudal democratic revolution . He also spoke about the division of Korea by US imperialism.
Dr Dermot Hudson spoke about how US imperialism and the south Korean puppets provoked the Korean war saying that ~I think it is relevant to start with pointing out that Korea is one country not two . Before 1945 there was no north or south Korea. Korea from ancient times was one nation and one people. In 1945 an American colonel, one Dean Rusk , who later became a leading figure in US politics, draw a line with a ruler and a pencil across a map of Korea , at the 38th parallel , disregarding natural boundaries such as rivers and counties and provinces . The US troops invaded south Korea on the 8th of September 1945 and created a puppet state. Thus Korea a peaceful, united and homogenous nation was divided by the actions of the Yankee imperialists. Of course it is impossible to invade your own country .However the issue of who provoked the Korean War , is a key issue because it is still used to demonise the DPRK and was invoked as a pretext for the US launching one of the most  barbarous war ever in history . A war in which the US killed 4.2 million Korean people.
The US imperialists, the ringleader of the world imperialism and international reactionaries, provoked a war in Korea on the 25th of June 1950 by instigating their south Korean puppets to attack the young Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The US imperialists were hungry for profits and conquest. The US imperialists fought an unjust aggressive war against the Korean people. The US imperialists launched a war of conquest against the DPRK , a war to destroy the Juche-based people’s democratic system in the DPRK as well to destroy socialism in Asia and the world. 
 The USA had long coveted Korea. In the 19th century they  sent various expeditions to Korea . In 1866 the US “General Sherman” sailed up the Taedong river into Pyongyang but it was destroyed due to the struggle of the local people led by Kim Ung U (great grandfather of President Kim Il Sung) . They sent other scouts into Korea and committed plunder. 
The US concluded the so called “Korea US  Treaty “ with the Korean feudal government  in 1882. The US seized the gold mines in Korea . Although in the early 20th century Korea became a Japanese colony, the Yanks held the gold mining concessions in Korea The US was actually opposed to Korean independence. During the negotiations at Teheran, Yalta and Potsdam between the 3 big powers the US proposed that Korea should be put under “Trusteeship” for 40 years. Trusteeship would essentially be just another form of colonialism. 
. After Korea was liberated in 1945 US troops occupied south Korea on the 8th of September nearly 3 weeks after Japan had been defeated on  August 15 . At first they ruled through a direct military administration and then through  the puppet regime of Syngham Rhee . Rhee was a corrupt fascist despot hated by the south Korean people .Rhee was discredited as he had embezzled funds from the Korean independence movement in the 1920s. Rhee was fanatically anti-communist. One American writer said of Syngham Rhee ““He is two centuries before fascism—a true Bourbon. “
Dr Hudson also explained how the Korean people led by great generalissimo KIM IL SUNG won victory in the world by Juche-based ,self-reliant efforts pointing out that ~The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG always stressed that the outcome of war is not determined by weapons alone but the ideology of those holding the weapons.
During the Fatherland Liberation War totally new tactics based on the Juche Idea were applied. For example the Korean People’s Army developed tunnel warfare, a new concept. An article by overseas Korean writer Han Ho Suk wrote that “North Korea’s expertise in digging tunnels for warfare was demonstrated during the Vietnam War. North Korea sent about 100 tunnel warfare experts to Vietnam to help dig the 250 km tunnels for the North Vietnamese and Viet Gong troops in South Vietnam. The tunnels were instrumental in the Vietnamese victory”….During the three-year long Fatherland Liberation War, the U.S. imperialists lost over 1,567,000 men, including more than 405,000 of their own armed forces, and an enormous amount of combat equipment and war supplies, including over 12,200 aircraft, more than 560 warships and ships, over 3,200 tanks and armoured vehicles of different types, more than 13,350 trucks and 7,690 artillery pieces of various types. The loss suffered by the US imperialists was nearly 2.3 times greater than what they had suffered in the four years of the Pacific War during World War II. Even official US statistics showed during each of the three years of the Korean War they lost double  the number of troops lost in each year of the Vietnam war.
 Former State of Secretary Marshall said that “the myth was blown away. We are not a strong country as others thought. The infamous Senator J R McCarthy admitted “we suffered a serious defeat in Korea “ . McCarthy’s remark  prompts me to think whether  Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were really executed(on the 19 of June 1953  a month before the US defeat) as scapegoats for the US defeat in the Fatherland Liberation War .As the great leader generalissimo KIM IL SUNG said “In this great struggle our people fought determinedly as one in mind under the correct leadership of the party and government and thereby withstood the harsh trials of war honourably and won a historic victory inflicting an ignominious defeat on US imperialism and its running dogs .
The US imperialists also suffered irretrievable political and moral defeats. It was a great victory for the Korean people and opened up a new era of anti-US, anti-imperialist struggle. Indeed Korea was the war before Vietnam~

Dr Hudson was awarded a plaque of commendation by the Brazilian Centre for the Study of Songun Politics and KFA Brazil.

The  Association for the Study of Songun Politics , Juche Idea Study Group of England and UK Korean Friendship is very grateful to the Brazilian Centre for the Study of Songun Politics for extending the invitation to Dr Hudson and organising such an excellent meeting.