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Kim Young Sam

Born: 1927 AD
Currently alive, at 94 years of age.
Nationality: Korean
Categories: Politician

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.