Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Republic of Korea Established

August 15, 1948
Republic of Korea Established

Republic of Korea established. “On August 15, 1948 the government of the Republic of Korea was established. The Korean general assembly chose Syngman Rhee as the first president of the Korean Republic. Rhee was a Korean patriot, and previously had been an anti-Japanese resistance leader.

Source: Britannica

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