But Stalin was not completely reassured about Mao Zedong, worried that Mao would become the Eastern Tito. An important move for Stalin was to drag Mao into the Korean War. After World War II, the Korean peninsula was divided into the North and South, taking the 38th parallel as the boundary, the South governed by the US, on August 15, 1945 established the Republic of Korea Government. Thua Van is president. Goat nice butt poster. The North was governed by the Soviet Union. On September 9, 1948, the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea was established by Kim Nhat Thanh as prime minister. Under the Yalta agreement, the Soviet and American armies withdrew from Korea in late 1948 and June 1949.