[QUOTE=Albert;2703743]LOL, Kenshin, you should teach us more directly. Now you see what happens when you try to make us think outside of ourselves.
Not that I don’t want to search for more information, but what’s the crux of the Mutual Defense Agreement, again?[/QUOTE]
I’m not sure if you are asking about its orgin, or its contents, or its history. Since this 60th year is 2013, it was signed in 1953.
North Korea invaded South Korea in late June, 1950. The US almost immediately sent about 500,000 troops, and quickly advanced north near to China-Korea border. Chinese intervention with something like one million troops in late 1950 allowed North Korea to regain most of the northern provinces. Each side suffered millions of casualties. The US (UN officially), China, and North Korea signed on Armistice Agreement in July, 1953. South Korea was excluded and it wasn’t peace treaty. The US and South Korea signed on the mutual defense agreement about ten weeks later.
Since then, half of South Korea has been under North Korean control. They are more anti-American, more anti-Western than any Arabic fanatical group. After all, Arab’s the most pro-Western in all Asia. They are genetically, culturally, politically, economically, historically far more European than Asian. The other half is pro-American, pro-Japanese, pro-industrialism. The former group helped DJ and his successor to drive US troops out of South Korea, to destroy the various forms of Korean CIA. Some of you must have seen the massive YANKEE GO HOME demonstrations on the streets of Seoul. Literally all of them were planned under North Korean directives. The latter group was able to consolidate enough votes to allow one more president with the Park family name. She is the daughter of the president (1961 - 1979) who ordered Korean CIA to assassinate DJ, the late Nobel Peace Prize winner. DJ and his successor ruled South Korea from 1997 to 2007. One of the first things she’s done since her 2013 inauguration is to restore the US-ROK relationship.
In the US, Democrats are often the liberals. Left seems to mean freedom. It’s much simpler in South Korea. There are only North and South. It’s very easy for US Democrats and US liberals and European socialists to unknowingly support North, not South, no matter how much you fear North Korean concentration camps for your own souls.