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Newly-elected South Korean President Park Chung-hee (1917 - 1979) takes the oath of office in Seoul, South Korea, 17th December 1963. He had been Chairman of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction after seizing power in a military coup in 1961. (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Newly-elected South Korean President Park Chung-hee (1917 - 1979) takes the oath of office in Seoul, South Korea, 17th December 1963. He had been Chairman of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction after seizing power in a military coup in 1961.  (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images)