Ysu Rebellion in US Occupied Korea 1948

[ 1948 ]

Activists also touched off a major rebellion at the port of Ysu in South Korea in October 1948.


A communist-led revolt of army regiments in the southern part of the peninsula in October of the same year, known as the Yosu Sunch'on rebellion, had consumed much of the army's attention and resources, however, and a massive purge in the aftermath of that revolt weakened the entire military establishment. Given South Korea's precarious future and the communist victory in China, the United States was not eager to provide support. By June 29, 1949, United States occupation forces had been withdrawn, save for a handful of military advisers, and Korea had been placed outside of the United States defense perimeter.

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