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Who provided military support for North Korea during the Korean War?

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May 28, 2015 3:08PM

The Soviet Union and China provided support to the North Koreans. The USSR provided Yak fighters and pilots, and some equipment, while the Chinese provided 200,000+ troops who fought and lost against the U.S. Marines in the historic Chosin Reservoir Campaign.

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January 16, 2008 5:58PM

The primary backers of North Korea during the Korean War were China and the U.S.S.R. It would have been impossible for the Soviets alone to supply Korea with all their equipment because the entire norther border of North Korea abuts China. China was in alliance with Russia. No doubt exists as to the appearance of the most modern Russian military technology (i.e., the MiG-15) in the Korean theater. "MiG alley" was patrolled by both U.S. pilots (in their F-86's) and, though it was secret at the time (but patently obvious to the American military), their Russian counterparts.