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Events from the year 1948 in South Korea .

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Syngman Rhee First president of South Korea

Syngman Rhee was a South Korean politician, the first and the last Head of State of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea, and President of South Korea from 1948 to 1960. His three-term presidency of South Korea was strongly affected by Cold War tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

Yi Si-yeong Vice President of South Korea

SeongjaeYi Si-yeong was a Korean politician, independence activist, educator and Neo-confucianist scholar. He was Vice President of South Korea from 1948 to 1951. Yi resigned after the National Defense Corps incident of 1951. His nickname was Seongjae or Sirimsanin. Before the Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, he had served for Joseon as the Governor of South Pyongan Province and the President of Hansung Law Court.

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