Rhee, Syngman

(1875-1965)
   South Korean leader Syngman Rhee spent most of the time between 1905 and 1945 in exile. He spent several years in the United States and studied at George Washington University and Princeton, where he obtained a Ph.D. He was elected president of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in 1948 and maintained power throughout the Korean War. He was reelected in 1952, 1956, and 1960. However, his increasingly authoritarian rule provoked a popular uprising, and he fled to Hawaii in 1960.

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  • Rhee Syngman — Koreanische Schreibweise Siehe auch: Koreanischer Name Hangeul: 이승만 Hanja: 李承晚 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rhee,Syngman — Rhee (rē), Syngman. 1875 1965. Korean politician who became president of South Korea in 1948. His dictatorial rule ended in 1960, when he was forced out of office and into exile. * * * …   Universalium

  • Rhee, Syngman — born March 26, 1875, Whang hae, Korea died July 19, 1965, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. First president of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The first Korean to earn a Ph.D. at a U.S. university (Princeton), he returned to Korea in 1910, the year… …   Universalium

  • Rhee, Syngman — ► (1875 1965) Político coreano. En prisión se convirtió al cristianismo y escribió El espíritu de la independencia. Se refugió en Honolulú, donde agrupó a los exiliados nacionalistas y fue, en 1919, elegido presidente de la República en el exilio …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rhee — Rhee, Syngman …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Syngman Rhee — 이승만 1º presidente del Gobierno Provisional de la República de Corea …   Wikipedia Español

  • Syngman Rhee — Koreanische Schreibweise Siehe auch: Koreanischer Name Hangeul: 이승만 Hanja: 李承晚 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • RHEE (S.) — RHEE SYNGMAN ou LI SEUNG MAN (1875 1965) Président du gouvernement coréen provisoire en exil de 1919 à 1946 et premier président de la République de Corée (Corée du Sud), né dans la province de Hwanghae, descendant de la famille royale des Li,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Syngman Rhee —   [englisch riː], koreanischer Politiker, Rhee, Syngman …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Syngman Rhee — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Rhee (homonymie). Dans ce nom coréen, le nom de famille, Rhee, précède le prénom. Syngman Rhee …   Wikipédia en Français

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