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Father of His Country?

(See Cover) After three months as a refugee in his own country, Syngman Rhee, President of the Republic of Korea, had come home to Seoul. He found his...

KOREA: Death Casts a Vote

For the second time in four years, death removed President Syngman Rhee's only opponent in mid-campaign—and so assured Rhee's unopposed re-election for a...

SOUTH KOREA: Quick to Wrath

Isolated from his people by barbed wire, prowling tanks and stern-faced troops, proud old Syngman Rhee sat in his presidential palace early last week...

KOREA: Old Hero in a Walk

For the first time in their thousands of years of history, South Koreans last week elected a President by popular and secret ballot. President Syngman Rhee,...

SOUTH KOREA: Old Men Forget

FOREIGN NEWS Gunfire rattled again last week through remote cities with names once painfully familiar to U.S. G.I.s — Pusan, Kwangju, Taegu, Taejon, Seoul...

KOREA: The Walnut

(See Cover) In a refugee camp a few miles outside Seoul last week, Ahn Nam-chang and her family were getting ready to go home. Nam-chang's husband was one of...

FOREIGN RELATIONS: A Hard Doctrine

The Congress in joint session stood up and cheered when Syngman Rhee, 79, made his way through the crowded House last week. For Rhee, a longtime back-street...

WAR IN KOREA: Eleventh-Hour Reprieve

At 10:30 one morning last week, 77-year-old Syngman Rhee called his cabinet together and prepared to spring the trap on representative government in South...

SOUTH KOREA: Shinicky's Wake

It takes a brave man to oppose highhanded, old (81) Syngman Rhee, who has won every presidential election since South Korea became a republic in 1948. As the...

KOREA: The Unstable Hwan

One day last spring, Arthur Dean, President Eisenhower's special envoy to South Korea, sat in Syngman Rhee's presidential mansion, discussing Korea's galloping...

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Photo Essays

LIFE in the Korean War: Classic Photos

Few people have lived as long, as varied and as complete a life as David Douglas Duncan. And certainly no photographers ever enjoyed a longer, more varied or...

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