Douglas MacArthur with US puppet, Syngman Rhee. Americans helped him take power. Part of the old, moneyed elite, and so anti-Communist. He was also Christian. Rhee aligned himself with the  collaborators of the Japanese and attacked left-leaning peasant associations that were popping up. Syngman Rhee’s authoritarian presidency lasted ten more years until 1960, when following popular protests against a disputed election, he resigned. More than 200,000 perished under his reign of terror.

Douglas MacArthur with US puppet, Syngman Rhee. Americans helped him take power. Part of the old, moneyed elite, and so anti-Communist. He was also Christian. Rhee aligned himself with the collaborators of the Japanese and attacked left-leaning peasant associations that were popping up. Syngman Rhee’s authoritarian presidency lasted ten more years until 1960, when following popular protests against a disputed election, he resigned. More than 200,000 perished under his reign of terror.

The Fall of South Korean Strongman Syngman Rhee - April 26,1960 - Association for Diplomatic Studies and TrainingAssociation for Diplomatic Studies and Training

The Fall of South Korean Strongman Syngman Rhee - April 26,1960 - Association for Diplomatic Studies and TrainingAssociation for Diplomatic Studies and Training

Namdaemun Gate 1950s with Syngman Rhee presidential elections poster

Namdaemun Gate 1950s with Syngman Rhee presidential elections poster

Ceremony welcoming Syngman Rhee on his return to Korea in October 1945.

Ceremony welcoming Syngman Rhee on his return to Korea in October 1945.

Korean War, General Ridgway, commander-in-chief of the United Nations forces, with President Syngman Rhee

Korean War, General Ridgway, commander-in-chief of the United Nations forces, with President Syngman Rhee

This 1948 ceremony, attended by Syngman Rhee and Douglas Macarthur, marked the founding of the Korean Republic. Carl Mydans/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

This 1948 ceremony, attended by Syngman Rhee and Douglas Macarthur, marked the founding of the Korean Republic. Carl Mydans/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

Syngman Rhee "the puppet"

Syngman Rhee "the puppet"

TT Diệm tiếp TT Hàn Quốc Syngman Rhee - 1958 | by manhhai

TT Diệm tiếp TT Hàn Quốc Syngman Rhee - 1958 | by manhhai

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