President of South Korea
The President of the Republic of Korea (대한민국 대통령; 大韓民國大統領) is, according to the South Korean constitution, the chairman of the cabinet, the chief executive of the government, commander-in-chief of the...
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South Korean presidential election, 2007
The 17th South Korean presidential election took place on 19 December 2007. The election was won by Lee Myung-bak of the Grand National Party, returning conservatives to the Blue House for the first ...
South Korean presidential election, 2007 - Wikipedia
Choi (Korean name)
Choi (Korean: 최, Chinese: 崔) is a common Korean family name. In English speaking countries, it is most often anglicized Choi, and sometimes also Choe. Ethnic Koreans in the former USSR pre...
Park Geun-hye
Park Geun-hye (박근혜, [pak.k͈ɯnhe]; born 2 February 1952) is the eleventh and current President of South Korea. She is the first woman to be elected as President in South Korea and is serving the 18...
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First Republic of South Korea
The First Republic of South Korea (Korean: 제1공화국, Jeil Gonghwaguk, literally "the first republic") was South Korea's first independent government, ruling the country from 1948 to 1960. It succeed...
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Franziska Donner
Francesca Maria Barbara Donner (Korean: 프란체스카 도너; Peurancheseuka Doneo; June 15, 1900 – March 19, 1992) was the second wife of Syngman Rhee, and was the inaugural First Lady of Sout...
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Park Chung-hee
Park Chung-hee ([paktɕ͈ʌŋhi] 14 November 1917 – 26 October 1979) was a South Korean president and military general who led South Korea from 1961 until his assassination in 1979. Park se...
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Lee Sang-deuk
Lee Sang-deuk (born November 29, 1935) is a South Korean politician and businessperson. He is well known as the older brother of the former South Korean president, Lee Myung-bak. He was a member of th...
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First Lady of South Korea
The First Spouse of South Korea is the wife or husband of the President of South Korea. During the administration of President Park Chung-hee, his daughter, Park Geun-hye, assumed the duties of First ...
Syngman Rhee
Syngman Rhee (Korean: 이승만 I Seungman, [iː sʰɯŋ.man]; April 18, 1875 – July 19, 1965) was a Korean statesman and the first president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea as well a...
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Uri Party
The Yeollin Uri Party (ko: 열린우리당, en: "Opened Our Party"), generally abbreviated to Uri Party (ko: 우리당, en: "Our Party"), was the briefly ruling political party in South Korea (2004–2007) with a centr...
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June Democracy Movement
The June Democratic Uprising (Hangul: 6월 민주항쟁) also known as the June Democracy Movement was a nation-wide democracy movement in South Korea that generated mass protests from June 10 to June 29, 1987....
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Lee (Korean name)
Lee is the typical romanization of the common South Korean surname I ( 이) and North Korean surname Ri (리). The name is written identically to the Chinese name Li 李 in Hanja characters. It is the s...
Lee (Korean name) - Wikipedia
Yuk Young-soo
Yuk Young-soo ([juɡjʌŋsʰu] November 29, 1925 – August 15, 1974) was the wife of the 3rd South Korean president Park Chung-hee and the mother of incumbent South Korean president Park Geun-hye. Sh...
Kim Dae-jung
Kim Dae-jung ([kimdɛdʑuŋ]; 3 December 1925 – 18 August 2009) was the 8th President of South Korea from 1998 to 2003, and the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He came to be called the "...
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Supreme Council for National Reconstruction
The Supreme Council for National Reconstruction, initially named the Military Revolutionary Committee, was a military junta that oversaw the government of South Korea from May 16, 1961 until the inaug...
Son Myung-soon
Son Myung-soon (korean:손명순, hanja:孫命順; born December 6, 1928) (also transliterated as Sohn Myung Soon) is the wife of South Korean President Kim Young-sam. She was the first lady when Kim Young-sam w...
List of Presidents of South Korea
The following is a list of Presidents of Republic of Korea (South Korea) since its independence.Under the Constitution of the Republic of Korea, the President of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) is...
List of Presidents of South Korea - Wikipedia
Bongha Village
Bongha Maeul (Hangeul: 봉하 마을) is the former hometown of Roh Moo-Hyun. It is located near Gimhae and Busan, in southeastern South Korea.
128°46′15″E / 35.31444°N 128.77083°E...
Yun Bo-seon
Yun Posun (Hangul: 윤보선; hanja: 尹潽善; [jun bosʰʌn]; August 26, 1897 – July 18, 1990) was a Korean independence activist and politician, who served as the second President of South Korea from...
Blue House Raid
The Blue House Raid (also known in South Korea as the "January 21 Incident") was an unsuccessful attempt by North Korean commandos to assassinate the President of South Korea, Park Chung-hee, at his r...
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The Four Major Rivers Project
The Four Major Rivers Restoration Project is the multi-purpose green growth project on the Han River (Korea), Nakdong River, Geum River and Yeongsan River in South Korea. The project was spearheaded b...
Roh Tae-woo
Roh Tae-woo ([no tʰɛ.u]; born December 4, 1932), is a former South Korean politician and ROK Army general who served as the sixth president of South Korea from 25 February 1988 to 25 February 1993.
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Choi Kyu-hah
Choi Kyu-hah ([tɕʰweɡjuha], July 16, 1919 – October 22, 2006), also spelled Choi Kyu-ha, was the fourth President of South Korea between 1979 and 1980.
Choi was born in Wonju, Gangwon Provin...
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October Yushin
The October Yushin (Korean: 시월유신, Hanja: 十月維新, RR: Siwol Yusin) or October Restoration was an October 1972 South Korean self-coup in which President Park Chung-hee assumed dictatorial powers. Park had...
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BBK stock price manipulation incident
During the 2007 presidential election, questions about presidential candidate Lee Myung-bak's relationship with a company called BBK were raised. In 1999, Lee met BBK co-founder Kim Kyung-joon (also k...
BBK stock price manipulation incident - Wikipedia