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Yesterday was the 20th presidential inauguration in South Korea, but South Korea has only actually had 13 presidents (excluding "acting" presidents). How does that work?
Answer: South Korea counts "terms" of presidencies rather than people who hold the office. Using that count, Syngman Rhee served 3 terms, Park Chung-hee 5 and Chun Doo-hwan 2. And that's how you get from 13 to 20.
#SouthKoreanPresident #SouthKoreandemocracy #PresidentYoon
And that's how you end up with headlines like this in Korean media:
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YouTube is still up and running in Russia. Russians are posting new content everyday, which means these people can see the truth.

They are posting about how sanctions are impacting them, but no talk of Ukraine…
Ukrainian officials have promoted highly produced videos attempting to drive home the visceral shock of war. They also run a Telegram channel showing videos of killed or captured Russian soldiers as a way to alert their family members and stoke anti-military anger back home.
Social media companies and media outlets in the West have also started helping Russians circumvent that censorship by using the special software Tor, which routes Internet traffic through a scattered network of servers, effectively neutralizing the website blockade.
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#ISIS #alQaida - "#Africa is providing them that venue, that safe haven where they can establish themselves" @USSOCOM #Africa Commander MajGen Dagvin Anderson tells @AEI
"We see Islamic State core really needing these affiliates" in #Africa, per @USSOCOM #Africa's MajGen Anderson, adding #alQaida in Africa is even more dangerous, learning from the mistakes #ISIS made in #Iraq #Syria

"They stay below that threshold"
#alShabaab "has become more aligned w/#alQaida...more responsive" per @USSOCOM #Africa's MajGen Anderson
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