SOUTH KOREA 500 hwan 4289 KE (1956 AD) P20


SOUTH KOREA, 500 hwan, 4289 KE (1956 AD), Face: green-blue on green, Synghman Rhee portrait, Back: brown, utility design, block 8, P20, VF

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After World War II the Korean peninsula was occupied in the north by Soviet troops and the south by the Americans. In the south the Americans appointed Synghman Rhee, while the Soviets appointed Kim Il-Sung as “premier.” The Korean War ensued until the armistice. There still is not a peace treaty. The South Korean government was unstable and there was a military coup. The military government continued until the late 1980s, when popular discontent led to a decision to hold free elections, which the military lost.