"The evil that men do"...
“During the Korean War, the US dropped more bombs on North Korea than it had dropped in the entire Pacific theater during World War II. This carpet bombing, which included 32,000 tons of napalm, often deliberately targeted civilian as well as military targets, devastating the country far beyond what was necessary to win the war. Whole cities were destroyed, with many thousands of innocent civilians killed and many more left homeless and hungry…. Dean Rusk, a supporter of the war and later secretary of state, said the United States bombed “everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another.” ..The number of inhabitants of Pyongyang killed by bomb splinters, burnt alive and suffocated by smoke is incalculable…”
· China destroyed the North’s import and export trade, including the North’s primary export, coal.
· China shut down all the DPRK’s companies operating in China. (terminating the recycling of revenues back to the North.)
· China cut off access to foreign banking. (and, thus, foreign investment)
· China stopped providing any financial support for the North.