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Chun Doo Hwan
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World Leader
    (January 18, 1931- )
    Born in Yulgok-myeon, Korea (South)
    Graduated from Korea Military Academy (February 1955)
    Appointed commander of Security Command (1979)
    President of South Korea (September 1, 1980-February 25, 1988)
    Arrested on charges of conspiracy and insurrection (December 3, 1995)
    Sentenced to life imprisonment (April 17, 1997)
    Life imprisonment sentence commuted (December 22, 1997)
    He took power by coup. (December 12, 1979)
    Afterwards, he imposed martial law all over South Korea.
    When the people of Gwangju revolted against him, he sent the army to massacre them. (May 18-24, 1980)
    The Gwangju Massacre, as it became known, caused a surge of anti-American sentiment in South Korea because of Reagan's support of Chun.
    He sent as many as 60,000 people to Samchung Re-education Camp. (August 1980-January 1981)
    He and Roh Tae Woo amassed 400 billion Won through corruption.
    He tried to make nuclear weapons, but the United States stopped him from doing so.
    He came from a poor farming town.
    His oldest two brothers died in an accident when he was just a baby.
    His family fled to Jilin for two years due to his father killing a Japanese police captain after several run-ins with the police. (1939-1941)
    He annulled 'guilt by association' laws. (September 1980)
    He was the target of a failed assassination attempt by North Korea while on a state visit to Rangoon that killed 21 and injured 46. (<28010>October<2/8010> 9, 1983)
    He believed that criminals who have served their time shouldn't go back to mainstream society immediately.
    Under his presidency, color TV was first broadcasted in South Korea.

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