Kim Il-sung vs Syngman Rhee

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Former President of North Korea
Statesman
$5 Billion
Net worth 2018
Presidents
Industry
Presidents
Pyongyang
Residence
Haeju
Korean
Country
Korean
15/04/1912
BirthDay
26/03/1875
July 8, 1994
Died On
July 19, 1965
Education
Princeton University, George Washington University, Harvard University
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
1994

Although this famous leader died in 1994, he is still legally the president of North Korea

1992

In 1992, he negotiated a series of compromises with South Korea

1991

In 1991, he successfully lobbied the United Nations to admit his country as a member nation

1972

In 1972, he ordered a new constitution to take effect, making him the permanent president of the country

1968

In 1968, North Korean forces successfully captured the ‘USS Pueblo’ and her crew, an American naval vessel

1955

In 1955, he invented 'Juche', his own religion and political ideology

1953

Fighting continued until 1953, when a ceasefire between North and South Korea was signed

1950

On June 25, 1950, he ordered his forces to invade South Korea and capture the entirety of the peninsula

1948

Kim Jong-il has been the Eternal President of the Republic of North Korea since September 9, 1948, a position that he continues to hold posthumously

1946

On February 8, 1946, he officially became the chairman of the ‘Interim People's Committee’

1945

On August 15, 1945, the ‘Soviet Red Army’ entered Pyongyang and liberated it from the Japanese

1940

In 1940, Kim and his troops were forced to flee as the Japanese forces advanced

1935

In 1935, he joined the ‘Northeast Anti-Japanese United Army’

1932

In 1932, he joined the ‘Communist Party of China’

1926

In October 1926, he founded the 'Down With Imperialism Union'

1920

In 1920, his family fled to prevent persecution by the Japanese conquerors

1912

Kim Song-ju was born on April 15, 1912 in Mangyondae, Heian-nando, Japanese Korea

1965

He died of stroke, on July 19, 1965, at the age of 90 in Honolulu, Hawaii

1960

Syngman Rhee continued his dictatorial grip over the next several years until he was forced to resign on April 27, 1960, following violent civil disorders sparked by numerous charges of election fraud, corruption and the death of 142 students at the hands of police during a student revolution

1953

While he saw a partnership with the United States as integral to the development and security of the Republic of Korea, he defied the Armistice drawn up at the conclusion of the war by the UN and the United States which was due to be implemented in 1953

1952

Scraping through the elections of 1952 by means of authoritarian control, forced vote of the National Assembly, and by manipulating supporters to stir up anti-communist hysteria, he continued his hold on power

1950

It was an uneasy calm in the Korean Peninsula during the first years of Rhee's presidency, which was soon threatened by the invasion of North Korea's Communist forces on the relatively weaker South Korea in 1950, across the 38th parallel

1949

In June 1949, he implemented the Land Reform Act which helped millions of sharecroppers become small landowners, thereby reducing socio-economic disparity

1948

Taking up a stance against the UN directive that elections in Korea be held under the United Nations supervision, he argued that the UN had already recognized South Korea in 1948

1938

After the war, Rhee was determined to unify Korea and mounted his efforts in that direction, even opposing United Nation's ruling that South Korea had no power over the 38th parallel

1933

Syngman Rhee met his wife, Francesca Donner, an Austrian delegate, at a League of Nations conference in Geneva and they married in October, 1933

1919

Through his activism, he was chosen to lead the Korean Provisional Government in exile in Washington DC in 1919, as his efforts at home led to his persecution by the then existing government in Korea