Pres. Park Chung Hee.
After the Revolution of 419, some military generals wanted to change the world because the nation was in confusion and disbelief. Thus, some generals in military finally used their forces into downtown of Seoul, or the Coup'deta.
Do you see a guy wearing sunglass? If you see his hat, he has two star general. This picture was taken when he finally succeeded in the coup'deta.
But, he was elected as a president by popular votes. To some degree, his military charistma was appealing to citizens.
Park Chung Hee and J.F.Kenedy.
Park Chung Hee was obviously destroying the Constitution because he did the Coup'deta, but no body dare to criticize him because that doom the critics.
But, in his presidency, South Korea's economy had been dramatically improved. From GDP of Ethiopia, South Korea's gain 30 times increase in his presidency of 18 years.
He had good charistma and good leadership, but he was a facist and military dictator. But, the worst thing is fundamentally Pres. Park is a pro Japanese, even graduating imperialistic Japanese military academy.
In the military academy, he vowed his loyalty to the imperial Japanese emperor and thus swear to defend imperial Japan and its emperor with his death.
It is like Nazi military academy alumuni became the president of Poland.
His wife (I wouldn't call the first lady because he is a military facist) was assassinated by North Korean esponeage. And then, it is time for Mr. President to be assassinated.
A guy aiming gun is a KICA director, who assasinated this military facist.
He was demonstrating how he assasinated Mr. Park.
What a coincidenct!
KICA director, who was nominated by Mr. Park, killed the president(yes!!
The KICA director was later convicted as the death penatly.
Some argues that behind the KICA, U.S. CIA was getting involved with this assasination because KICA dirctor met CIA director in US embassy in Seoul. It was in 1979 Winter.
At the time, Mr. Park was focusing on nuclear development whilst US did not allow South Korea to have nukes.
This military facist is not really bad ass guy since he developed and modernized South Korea's industry during his presidency through his charisma and leadership.
Before he was in the office, South Korea was more poor than North Korea. But after he died, South Koreans were confident they were living better place than North Korea.
In his era, Samsung, Hyundai, and L.G. were dramatically developing their own industry, and now they become what they are.
Though he was a dictator, ignoring citizens, human right abuses, and constitutions, he had good points overall.