Protesters wearing masks of disgraced South Korean President Park Geun-hye (bottom) and her confidante Choi Soon-sil (top) perform before a candle-lit rally in central Seoul on Oct. 29, 2016, to denounce the country’s high-profile corruption scandal. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images Advertisement No matter what country you live in, you’ve likely asked yourself: Who’s really in charge here? There have been plenty of puppet governments throughout history to know that they can happen anywhere. In South Korea, this suspicion became all too real, and led to a scandal that rocked the nation in 2016 and landed former-President Park Geun-hye in a detention center on charges of bribery and abuse of power. What really happened? Listen to this episode of Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know as Ben Bowlin, Matt Frederick and Noel Brown attempt to answer: Did a cult try to run South Korea? Former South Korean President Park Guen-hye has had in interesting life: Her father, President Park Chung-hee, gained power in 1961 after a military coup, but then decided that South Korea should be a democracy. His wife was assassinated in 1974 by a North Korean sympathizer, and Guen-hye assumed the duties of the first lady at the age… Read full this story
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