The Fifth Republic


It is September 1980. General Chun Doo-hwan has been elected as the President of the Republic of Korea in an unfair election. The blood and the tears from the Gwangju Uprising in May are still fresh in the streets of the southern city of Gwangju. The fury of the Korean people demanding democracy can be heard in the very halls of the presidential palace. The newly-elected president faces toughening calls for democracy but he has no plans to democratize: he has waited for years for his chance and he has made his choice. Yet the calls and suffering of the Korean people cannot be ignored forever; they must be attended to regardless of one’s position. With the friction between military authoritarianism and democratization coming to boiling point, you must solve the unsolvable and guide Korea to prosperity. Take this chance and write your name in history. Good luck delegates.