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Popular uprising in the city of Gwangju, South Korea, from May 18 to May 27, 1980 in which it is estimated that around 2,000 people were killed. Wikipedia

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  • May 18th National Cemetery

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  • May 16 coup

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  • Kim Dae-jung

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Sentences forGwangju Uprising

  • The flashback scenes juxtaposed the fun and silly, drama-filled lives of high school students with the Gwangju Uprising that took place in May 1980.Sunny (2011 film)-Wikipedia
  • The situation escalated after a violent crackdown, resulting in the Gwangju Uprising, where civilians raided armories and armed themselves.Gwangju-Wikipedia
  • This led to a bloody massacre over the next two days, ultimately leading to the collapse of the Gwangju Democratization Movement and the deaths of several hundred Gwangju activists.Chun Doo-hwan-Wikipedia
  • In May and June 1980 following the Gwangju Uprising in South Korea, the squadron operated from Midway off the coast of South Korea until the crisis subsided.VFA-115-Wikipedia
  • approved the Chun Doo-hwan administration, citing anti-communism, and was silent on the massacre in Gwangju.Left-wing nationalism-Wikipedia
  • One of the most extreme and landmark movements was the Gwangju Massacre in 1980, where students were driven by a strong will to rebel through Marxist influences against the martial law government.Education in South Korea-Wikipedia

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