The Nobel Peace Prize 2000
President, S. Korea, ‘Sunshine Politician’. ‘Democracy, human rights in South Korea, East Asia; peace, reconciliation with North Korea.’ Assassination attempts. Jailed. Exiled in US.
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Name: Kim Dae-jung
Birth: 3 December 1925, Mokpo, Korea (now South Korea)
Death: 18 August 2009
Role: President of South Korea
Prize Motivation: "for his work for democracy and human rights in South Korea and in East Asia in general, and for peace and reconciliation with North Korea in particular."
Portion of Cash: 1/1
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