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The society it bequeathed to democracy was not monolithic but a pluralistic one of vibrant institutions. How fundamentally different this was from the legacy of authoritarianism in Russia and Eastern Europe! There, autonomous institutions had been crushed and when the old regimes were swept away there was nothing for the new ones to work with. They had to start from scratch and build up institutions again, from business via civil society to public administration. That process has been difﬁcult and has after more than twenty years still long to run for a new normality to be found.
The difference between commanding and persuading is this: Commanding is what governors can do with effect to the degree that they hold power. Persuading is what they must do to the degree that others hold power. At one extreme, the governor is able to command others to obey. Here, power is on his side. If your country has a conscription army and you are conscripted, you have to serve. And if the government decides to take the country to war, you must go and ﬁght. At the other extreme, the governor has no power to command and can rely on nothing but persuasion.
Emergence of state-directed chaebo˘l monopoly capitalism. Cultural revolution of mass mobilisation in the Saemaul movements, ﬁrst the rural New Community Movement and then the urban-industrial New Factory Community Movement Second military coup, as a coup within the coup, violent The Fourth Republic under the Yushin Constitution. Military dictatorship under Park Chung Hee as president until he was shot dead by his own security chief in 1979, probably in a drunken brawl. Third military coup, violent The Fifth Republic under Chun Doo Hwan as president.