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The New Village movement or The dictator who built Granny’s house.

Believe it or not, this is part 2 in my history of the development of Korea. “The New Village movement or What’s the name of the dictator that helped build Granny’s?”

So gather ’round, because today, little children, I’m going to tell you the story of the Dictator and the village.

During the Korean war, the president was Syngman Rhee, who, all told, was a wanker. He was outrageously anti-communist, which is why the American’s liked him, but he was also completely pro-me. In other words, even though the American’s had hoped to see democracy spring in Korea, what they ended up with was another life long dictator.  By 1960 the Korean people were sick of him, and gave him the boot.  He was rescued by the CIA and was set up in Hawaii. After Rhee there was a shortly lived republican government, then a coup by Park Jung Hee.

A Village formerly known as 'A New Village'

A happy house with late summer crops drying in the sun

New Village?