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The War of Liberation

The Arirang War of Liberation

Arirang War of Liberation


Independence Era


Protestors in Seoul demanding Arirang Independence from Japan



Date

3rd of April 1951-4th February 1953

Location

The Japanese Protectorate of Arirang

Result

Korean Independence from Japan and the end of the Empire of Japan.


Belligerents

Arirang Federal Independence Movement
Syngman Rhee

Arirang Peoples Liberation Movement
Kim Il-Sung

The Empire of Japan
Shōwa(Hirohito)

Commanders and leaders

The Free Arirang Army
Chung Il-kwon
Paik Sun-yup
Shin Sung-mo

Arirang Peoples Army
Pak Hon-yong
Choi Yong-kun
Kim Chaek

Imperial Japanese Army
Otozō Yamada
Hideki Tojo

Strength

450,000~ Armed Guerilla's[1953]
132 Tanks[1953]
Unknown amount of Armored Vehicles[1953]
20-30 Planes[1953]

432,000~ Armed Guerilla's[1953]
200 Tanks[1953]
Unknown Amount of Armored Vehicles[1953]
50-80 Unknown Planes[1953]

500,000 Soldiers
150-300 Tanks
238 Artillery Pieces 100-200 Japanese Planes
241 Armored Personel Carriers

Casualties and losses

100,000-400,000 Casualties

200,000-300,000 Casualties

191,230 Casualties



500,000-800,000 Civillian Casualties.

The Korean War of Liberation was a war between Korean Independence Factions and the Japanese Empire. The war began on the 3rd of April 1951 when The Korean Peoples Liberation Movement and the Federal Independence Movement declared Korean Independence in 1951 in Seoul and Pyongyang following a series of clashes in multiple Korean Cities.

The war with Japan spanned until 1952 where Japan withdrew due to the Loss of most of South and North Korea, after the 3rd of June 1952 the North and South Koreans clashed along the 38th Parallel until the 4th of February 1953 where the Seoul Declaration was Signed after the Capture of Pyongyang and the fleeing of most North Korean Troops to the Soviet Union.

Background
1919, Following the Defeat of Japan in WW1 Korean Independence movements popped up but initially they were suppressed heavily, by 1924 the Movements gained Popularity as 2 Major Independence Factions were found which was the Korean Federal Independence Movement and the Korean Peoples Liberation Movement, these factions had popular support on the countryside while the Federalists had a larger support base in the Urban Centers in the South.

In 1930 Violent Riots popped up across the Country which resulted in the Military being Deployed, but in 1936 Japan decided to grant Korea a form of Autonomy which allowed breathing space for the Independence Movements. In 1939 Public Gatherings and Protests began at the 2nd Prime Minister "Elections" which was a sham to give the Koreans some idea of Autonomy, as a Result Korea became a ticking time bomb for War.

in 1945 The FKA began smuggling weapons from the US, and Britain while the KPA smuggled weapons from the Soviet Union, and by 1949 the Japanese were considering on withdrawing from Korea as it was too much trouble, but this was prevented by Emperor Shōwa, and as a Result the war of Independence in 1951 began following the death of 8 Students in Seoul by the hands of a Constabulary officer of the Sōru Constabulary.

Course of Events
The War Against the Japanese
1930, The Pyongyang Riots began and eventually spread across Korea, this event started from Late 1930 to Early 1931, this was called the Korean Winter, from the years if 1931-1949 Korea was a hotspot for Riots, Independence Movements, and Public Dissidence against the Japanese Puppet Government, and by the time 1950 rolled in the Japanese were struggling to keep Korea from turning into a brutal war of Independence.

In 1951, the War of Independence began with the Battle of Kanggye and Daegu, These battles ended in Victories by the Arirang Peoples Army in Kanggye and the Free Arirang Army in Daegu, these Battles are Remembered as the Start of Korean Independence as soon after the Free Arirang Army secured Gyeongnam and Gyeongbeuk while the APA secured the Mountain Area's of the North, in 1952 Japan decided to withdraw after the collapse of Seoul and Pyongyang after the Battle of Seoul and Pyongyang, a Temporary Border was put up in the 38th parallel, 4 Months after the set up of the Border war broke out again after the Peoples Republic of Arirang

The Civil War
During the Civil War the Arirang Peoples Army fought hard to Capture Seoul in the First Battle of Seoul, only to have it recaptured months after following the arrival of the 1st "Red Horns" Arirang Armored Division, in 12th of October 1952 following the Capture of the Western Seaboard and most of North Korea the Arirang Peoples Republic fled to the USSR leaving large amounts of equipment behind like T-55's, T-34's, BTR-152's, LA-5's, MiG-15's and other vehicles and weapon supplied from the USSR, with these captured equipments the New Republic quickly jumpstarted it's Arms Industry.
Aftermath
From 1953-1971 The Arirang Peoples Republic in Exile claimed control over North Korea, but following the Independence of Klemin the A.P.A Fled deep to Siberia and ceased to Exist after it was dissolved, some Arirang Peoples Armed Forces troops that were in Exile returned defecting to the United Republic, as a result the Arirang Peoples Armed Forces Korean War Veterans Association[A.P.A.F.K.W.V.A] was formed.

In 1954 just a year after the war the National Republic focused on rebuilding but efforts were halted in 1958 as large scale corruption blocked all attempts in Rebuilding and lead to a Military Junta begin installed, this Junta collapsed in 1960 following the Formation of the United Republic by Federal Party Moderates and some Members of the new Arirang Defense Force.

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