Friday, May 12, 2017

Fact of the Day: Korean Irony

While North Korea is synonymous with dictatorship and zero democracy, at the start of the South Korea, things weren't so much better. Park Chung Hee lead a military coup and assumed power in 1961. He led a authoritative regime with limited democracy, suppression of the press and political parties were common, and by the end of his life he was essentially a dictator until he was assassinated. He claimed that the things he had done was to fight communism, and the United States is believed to have supported/tolerated him for the same reason.  

8 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow, I can so believe that!

Pat Hatt said...

And people magically forget that with NK now the big bad

Emmylou said...

I am hoping SK's new president Moon Jae In will do great things for the country.

Martha said...

Interesting stuff...

Powdered Toast Man said...

I'm planning a Coup. Not sure what or who I am going to overthrow.

Mary Kirkland said...

I never knew that.

Christine said...

Interesting.

KK said...

Wow. I can not believe this. Neither this nor the fact the US supported this guy's antics.