South Korea's president impeached

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October's public apology did not save South Korean's first female president, Park Geun-hye. She was impeached today by Parliament and stripped of all her power. It's been a rapid fall for an elected leader who grew up as the daughter of a former dictator, Park Chung-hee.

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Photo courtesy of the Korean Culture and Information Service

Kyung Moon Hwang is Professor of History, East-Asian Languages and Cultures at USC. He's author of A History of Korea: An Episodic Narrative.

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