Unformatted text preview: posed a threat to his power. In 1960, when a new election was held, Rhee claimed to have received 90% of the vote, and took office again. Students protested that Rhee must resign, and the U.S. recommended it as well, so on April 29, 1960, Rhee resigned. Rhee’s presidency was significant to the Republic of Korea because it showed the U.S. that a Korean’s idea of leadership was more autocratic than they realized. Rhee’s presidency was also significant in the long term because it put their development behind that of the DPRK under Kim Il-sung’s policies....
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