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North Korea launched its invasion of the South with every confidence that they would win the war in a month or two. They were well armed by the USSR, their ranks filled with battle-hardened veterans of China's Civil War, and the Truman administration had deliberately withheld effective weapons from the Republic of Korea, believing that nuclear weapons had made large scale infantry warfare obsolete. As the ROKs were essentially helpless in the face of the North's coordinated air, armor and infantry onslaught, the NK did initially run amok, capturing or destroying everything they attacked, and murdering thousands of "political' enemies. They seemed unstopable, and total NK victory assured.
 
 
North Korea launched its invasion of the South with every confidence that they would win the war in a month or two. They were well armed by the USSR, their ranks filled with battle-hardened veterans of China's Civil War, and the Truman administration had deliberately withheld effective weapons from the Republic of Korea, believing that nuclear weapons had made large scale infantry warfare obsolete. As the ROKs were essentially helpless in the face of the North's coordinated air, armor and infantry onslaught, the NK did initially run amok, capturing or destroying everything they attacked, and murdering thousands of "political' enemies. They seemed unstopable, and total NK victory assured. More...

 
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