HISTORY. Following the Second World War Soviet forces occupied northern Korea in Aug. 1945 and established a Communist-led Provisional Government. In 1946 the Korean Workers’ Party was formed from Communist groups. On 25 Aug. 1948 the Communists organized elections for a Supreme People’s Assembly, both in Soviet-occupied North Korea and in US-occupied South Korea. A People’s Democratic Republic was proclaimed on 9 Sept. 1948.
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