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South Korea’s candlelight protests a peaceful force

Political protests have always propelled South Korea’s democratization. It was through the mass uprising in April 1960 that South Koreans ended the autocratic rule of Syngman Rhee. The democracy that followed the “April Revolution” was short-lived, but the subsequent military regimes of Park Chung-hee (1961–79) and Chun Doo-hwan (1980–87) had to cope with a recalcitrant […]