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Political dissident Young Sam Kim stages hunger strike to solidify the dissidents in pro-democracy movement, 1983

South Korea
United States
Time period
18 May, 1983 to 9 June, 1983
Total points
10 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Soul Han, 02/12/2012

Doo Hwan Chun filled the power void in South Korea through his military coup right after the assassination of the former President Jung Hee Park in 1979. He became the president after amending the Constitutional Law that turned the presidential election into an indirect election—one that he could easily manipulate.