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1953
WORLD STAGE
North Korea

Nikita Khrushchev, 1st Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and Kim Il-sung, 1st Supreme Leader of North Korea
Soviet Union Aids North Korea in Acquiring Nuclear Technology

Soon after the end of the Korean War, the North Koreans reach out to the Soviet Union for help in developing nuclear weapons, but the Russians refuse their request.

However, the Soviets did concede to help them in developing a peaceful nuclear energy program by training their scientist and engineers in the "basic knowledge" of atomic energy.

Over the course of the next several years, the North Koreans sent delegations to the Soviet Union to study the use of atomic energy, and welcomed the Soviets into their country for the same.