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Have you ever wondered about the importance of planning and setting goals? Well today post would show the importance with the example of the 5 years plan of one of the leaders of South Korea created which was abided to, in return aided development of South Korea. 427 more words


How (Not) to Kill Kim Jong Un

The history of failed attempts on the lives of Pyongyang’s leaders shows if you come for the Kims, you better not miss.

Adam Rawnsley writes: The two dozen commandos trained to kill North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung on a remote island off the coast of South Korea never made it to Pyongyang. 1,095 more words


Presidential Absence

SEOUL: President Park Chung-Hee takes leave Friday for a week vacation, the president is known for these absences to vacations, and this one is one of the longest vacation taken yet by the president. 132 more words


Demystifying the Park Chung-Hee Myth

In “Demystifying the Park Chung-Hee Myth: Land Reform in the Evolution of Korea’s Developmental State” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1334221), Jong-Sung You of the Australian National University’s Department of Political & Social Change, seeks to unravel some of the underpinnings of claims regarding South Korea’s developmental state. 177 more words

New South Korean leader vows to be a ‘clean’ president

By Dee-Dee S.C. E.

Three days after being sworn into office, South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in, a former opposition leader, vowed to be a different president, saying he would “set a new example and make utmost efforts in becoming a leader who would be viewed as a success by the public and by history.” 182 more words