Syngman Rhee

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Person.png Syngman Rhee  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(politician)
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Born26 March 1875
Died19 July 1965 (Age 90)
Alma materGeorge Washington University, Harvard University, Princeton University
Founder ofWorld League for Freedom and Democracy

Employment.png President of South Korea

In office
24 July 1948 - 26 April 1960
Succeeded byYun Posun
The first leader, whom the US placed as a leader they could control.

Dr. Syngman Rhee was a US educated Korean who was installed in 1948 as the first President of South Korea (ROK).

Under Rhee, 24% of ROK’s Gross National Product (GNP) relied on prostitution that serviced U.S. soldiers who continued to occupy the country. Kim Ae Ran, a 58-year-old former prostitute, said in 2009 that “our government was one big pimp for the U.S. military.”[1]


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