Former South Korean President Kim Young Sam Dies at 87

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  • Kim was leader in democratic movement against military junta
  • Kim said he convinced U.S. not to strike North Korea

Kim Young-Sam

Photographer: Kim Jae Hwan/AFP via Getty Images

Former South Korean President Kim Young Sam, who ended a period of military coups in the country and was forced to seek an international bailout, has died. He was 87.

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