Chun Doo Hwan

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Kim Dae-jung - Road To The Presidency
... When Chun Doo-hwan succumbed to the popular demand in 1987 and allowed the country's first honest presidential election, Kim Dae-jung and Kim Young-sam both ran ... vote was split in two, and ex-general Roh Tae-woo – Chun Doo-hwan's hand-picked successor – won with only 36.5% of the popular vote ... The preceding presidents Park Chung Hee, Chun Doo-hwan, Roh Tae-woo, and Kim Young-sam originated from the Gyeongsang region, which became wealthier since 1945 partly due to the policies of the Park ...
Gwangju Democratization Movement - Background
... and his Cabinet had little control over the growing power of ROK Army General Chun Doo-hwan, who took control of the government through the Coup d'état of December ... In response, Chun Doo-hwan took several suppressive measures ... On May 17, Chun Doo-hwan forced the Cabinet to expand martial law to the whole nation, which had previously not applied to Jeju-do ...
Minjung Movement - Kwangju Rebellion
... the abolition of martial law and the resignation of General Chun Doo Hwan, initiated the rebellion ... As General Chun Doo Hwan and the military tried to extend the dictatorship of the soldiers, civilians, mostly students came together to demonstrate their disapproval by being persistent ... Chun Doo Hwan was the ROK army general and president of South Korea from 1980 to 1988 ...