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Kim Young Sam

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Born: 1927 AD
Currently alive, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Korean
Categories: Politician

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1927 - Born on the 20th of December in Geoje, South Gyeongsang.

1952 - Graduated from Seoul National University with a BA in philosophy, and served in the South Korean armed forces during the Korean War.

1954 - He was elected to the National Assembly and served nine terms representing districts in Geoje and Busan.

1980 - 1985 - He was expelled from the National Assembly and banned from politics.

1990 - He unexpectedly merged his Peaceful Democracy Party with Roh's ruling Democratic Justice Party (DJP).

1993 - 1998 - He was the President of the South Korea.

1996 - His new ministerial party, the DLP lost its narrow majority in the National Assembly.

1997 - Kia Motors collapsed soon thereafter, setting off a chain of events which embroiled South Korea in the Asian financial crisis during the last year of his tenure.

2007 - Promoted democracy throughout the world, speaking at events such as "Towards a Global Forum on New Democracies" in Taiwan in January.

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