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Chun Doo Hwan

( President of the Republic of Korea in the 1980-87 years.)

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Chun Doo Hwan was born on January 18, 1931 in the city Naechonri, Korea (now South Korea). South Korean Jeong commanded a division in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. He quickly received military ranks. After Park Chung Hee became the head of state in 1961, Hwang served as Minister of Internal Affairs (1961-62), and then chief of staff of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency. He has held several official posts and in 1978 became a general.

After the assassination of Park Chung Hee in October 1979, Hwang claimed investigate the circumstances and causes of death of the President. He was arrested several suspects and "neutralized" several suspected accomplices of a possible coup by military faction against another. Although the official president was Choi Kyu Ha, Hwang had the real positions of authority, and in April 1980 became head of the Korean CIA.

. In May, the military rejected any possibility of civil government, and the country was under martial law
. After the resignation in August, Ha, Hwang left the army and became president. While the country was under martial law, he at the end of 1980 adopted a new constitution, which allowed him to more tightly control the country.

. During the presidency Hwang had several crises, financial scandal in 1982 forced him to retire half of the cabinet
. In 1983 he tried to kill one of the North Korean agents, which took place after similar deaths of several ministers and aides of the president.


. In 1987, having no right to a second term Hwang persuaded to run for the highest office in the State of the Democratic Party's justice to his successor Roh W. De

. In 1988, political unrest forced the Chun Doo-hwan to apologize for abuse of power during his term
. After pledging to hand over all his wealth to the State, Chun Doo-hwan went to a Buddhist monastery.


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