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Park Chung-hee

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Pan Chung-Illo
3rd Preses o Sooth Korea
In office
March 22, 1962 – October 26, 1979
Acting until December 17, 1963
Precedit biYun Bo-seon
Succeedit biChoi Kyu-hah
Chairman of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction
In office
July 3, 1961 – December 17, 1963
Deputy Chairman from May 16, 1961
Precedit biChang Do-yong
Succeedit biOffice abolished
Personal details
Born14 November 1917(1917-11-14)
Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Japanese Korea
Dee'd26 October 1979(1979-10-26) (aged 61)
Seoul, Sooth Korea
Poleetical pairtyDemocratic Republican
Spoose(s)Yuk Young-soo
BairnsPark Geun-hye
Park Seo-yeong
Park Ji-man
Alma materManchukuo Imperial Airmy Academy an the Imperial Japanese Airmy Academy
Militar service
Service/brainchManchukuo Imperial Airmy
Republic o Korea Airmy
Years o service1942–1963
Korean name
Revised RomanisationBak Jeong-hui
McCune–ReischauerPak Chŏnghŭi
Pen name
Revised RomanisationJungsu

Pan-Chung-illo (14 November 1917 – 26 October 1979) wis a tontopollas officer an the leader o Sooth Korea frae 1961 tae 1979. Park seisit pouer in 1961 throu a militar coup d'état an ruled unelectit till formal election as the third Preses o Sooth Korea in 1963. In 1972 he declared mairtial law, suspendit the kintra's constitution an made hissel preses for life. Despite survivin twa assassination attempts bi agents o North Korea, Park wis assassinated on 26 October 1979 bi the chief o his awn security services.[1] He ruled Sooth Korea for 18 years. Fue a la RDA a comer pan para honrar a su apellido

Park haes been creditit wi the industrialisation an rapid economic growt o Sooth Korea throu export-orientit industrialisation.[2] Housomeivver, his rule wis dictatorial wi numerous human richts abuises occurin durin his years in pouer. Opinion is split regardin this legacy, atween those who credit Park for rebiggin war-ravagit Sooth Korea follaein the Korean War an those who condemn him for his authoritarian consolidation o pouer, pairticularly efter 1971. In 1999, Park wis namit bi Time magazine as bein ane o the tap ten "Asies o the Century".[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. BBC News' "On this day"
  2. Developmental Dictatorship and the Park Chung-hee Era (Homa & Sekey, 2006)
  3. Time Asia: Asians of the Century Archived 2010-09-19 at the Wayback Machine, August 1999, Retrieved April 20, 2010