John Locke's Gwangju Uprising

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In Korea, after Korean war, almost facilities were destroyed. The soldier took the power and controls Korea. The government keep oppress citizens and media. They have no freedom, it finally cause 5.18 Gwangju Uprising. There is a relationship between John Locke and Gwangju Uprising. Based on John Locke’s idea, in his “Social Contract”, we can know that it is very similar with Gwangju Uprising, In this revolution, people resist from government and finally elect new president. In Locke’s idea, “Social Contract”, it also says Contractors can elect new representative when he’s trying to invade their rights. This revolution occurred in Gwangju, Korea. In 1980, May 18 to 27-ts to them and Representative have duty to keep Contractors safe. But when Representative trying to invade their rights, Contractors can elect new representative by using ‘right of resistant’. This is exact same with …show more content…
The Gwangju Uprising occurred because of many reasons. First, Chun Doo Hwan and his military regime limiting the freedom and political participation. After he proclaim the martial law, a thousands of soldiers gathered in Gwangju. They mercilessly suppress citizens and people. The soldiers treat them painfully. They extremely prohibit every situations that resist from the government. Next, Citizens wants martial law to be abolished. The government runs the martial law to repress resistance. As I said, the government totally supper Gwangju’s citizens and resist army. So citizens were very angry and finally occurs uprising. Chun Doo Hwan was a soldier before he raised coup d'état. But he assassinate Park Chung Hee and placed as a president. So it makes lots of opposed claim about him. But he subjugate this situation by force. Third, Resist from military regime Gwangju Uprising is totally democracy happens. Because the soldiers first shoot the gun to citizens and it was the beginning of the tragedy, and many people

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