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This article gives an overview of liberalism (Korean자유주의 or 리버럴리즘; Hanja自由主義; RRJayujuui or Ribeoreollijeum)[1] and its related history in South Korea. It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly proven by having had a representation in parliament.

Historically, the liberal movement in the South Korean began as a moderate conservative movement against the far-right dictatorship, but in the current political structure of the South Korea, it has become a liberal movement against the conservative movement. The Democratic Party of Korea is a reformist-to-liberal party and is considered centrist.[2] However, in the Korean political context, it is classified as a center-left (or progressive), and there are studies by several experts that it promotes policies that are more right-wing than center-right parties in Western Europe, such as Germany's Christian Democratic Union.[3] Also, the Justice Party is considered a "centre-left to left-wing" party. The party is considered radical progressive or leftist in South Korea, but takes a more moderate stance than the centre-left churches of Western Europe.[4]

There are various political positions within South Korean liberals, but they tend to coalesce on certain stances: promoting harmony with North Korea, justice against Japan, and, wherever possible, autonomy from great power interference, including the United States.[5] South Korean liberalism is also based on a national liberalist-independence movement against China and Japan. South Korean liberals support the Sunshine Policy toward North Korea.[6][7]


See also: Centrist reformism

The word "liberal" in South Korea is often used in its traditional sense.[note 1][10] In South Korea, conservatives also call themselves "liberal" (Korean자유; RRJayu) and "liberal democracy" (Korean자유민주주의; Hanja自由民主主義; RRJayuminjujuui) in a similar sense to economic liberalism and anti-communism.[note 2][11][12] "Liberals" in the general sense often refer to themselves as "Democrats", "Ribeoreol" (Korean리버럴, the Korean pronunciation of the English "liberal") or "Democratic Camps" (Korean민주진영).[13] In South Korea, "liberal" (Korean리버럴 or 자유주의자) and "progressive" (Korean진보 or 진보주의자) are political forces with individual traditions,[14] but when translating "liberal" in the United States into Korean language, it is often translated into "progressive".[15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22] The Justice Party officially supports social democracy, but since it is a party that inherited the political stake of the Uri Party, it is regarded as part of the South Korean progressive political party tradition and at the same time as part of the liberal political party tradition.[23][24][25]

In South Korea, the terms "liberal," "liberty," "libertarian," and "freedom" all tend to be translated into Jayu (Korean자유; Hanja自由). For example, in South Korea, both Canada's "Liberal Party", Netherlands' "Party for Freedom" and the United States' "Libertarian Party" are read as Jayudang (Korean자유당; Hanja自由黨) in Korean. Also, right-wing socially conservative media in South Korea regard the American tradition of right-libertarianism as progressive because it is culturally liberal.[26][27][28][29]

The main diplomatic point that defines liberalism in South Korea is "independence" (독립). Modern South Korean liberals are relatively more friendly to immigration and multiculturalism than conservatives. However, South Korean liberals have a more nationalistic nature based on anti-imperialism in matters related to neighboring powers such as Japan. The anti-China Gaehwa Party / Independence Club at the end of the 19th century, and the anti-Japan Korean independence movement during the Japanese colonial era, formed Korea's early liberalism. On the other hand, Korea's conservative elites cooperated with neighboring powers such as China and Japan for practical reasons. In Modern South Korean politics, where socialism and anti-Americanism were thoroughly suppressed, conservatives who conform to the powers and liberals who have resisted Chinese/Japanese imperialism may differ in degree, but paradoxically, both camps have resulted in pro-American tendencies. To this day, South Korean liberals haven't forgiven conservative elites who cooperated with Chinese/Japanese imperialism. South Korean liberals were proud of the history of resisting Park Chung-hee's right-wing dictatorship, who served as an officer during the Japanese Empire.[30]

South Korean liberals have a contradictory standard on international human rights violations. South Korean liberals are less critical of North Korea than conservatives and oppose the 'North Korean Human Rights Law' (북한인권법).[31] However, South Korean liberals are more strongly opposed than conservatives to human rights violations in other authoritarian states (e.g., China, Myanmar, etc.) except North Korea. The liberal Kyunghyang Shinmun criticized Yoon Suk-yeol for ignoring the human rights issue of Xinjiang, considering only its economic interests with China.[32] In 2021, Moon Jae-in government opposed Myanmar's military dictatorship and supported strong sanctions against Myanmar's military, but Moon Jae-in government deliberately ignored North Korea's human rights violations. (This is related to the resistance-nationalist sentiment of South Korean liberals.)[33][34]

South Korean major liberals mainly criticize mainstream conservatives, clear their heritage during military dictatorship, insist on political reform, supports the foreign policy of reconciliation with North Korea. They are distinguished from progressives and cultural liberals. Therefore, South Korean some liberals tend to be socially conservative in LGBT rights, Disability rights, abortion and minority rights issues. (The socially conservative tendency of South Korean liberals is not traditional conservatism based on Confucianism, but is more influenced by Christianity, which is part of Western culture.)[35] They also tend to distance themselves from the (Including social democracy) "socialism" or fundamental "left-wing".

South Korean liberals have represented Korean victims of Japanese war crimes since the 1990s. They oppose an agreement with Japan, not an agreement that the victims will be satisfied with.[36][37] Moon Jae-in said the human rights of victims are more important than relations between countries.[38]

On the domestic front, they advocated the breaking-up of the monopoly of the large industrial conglomerates known as chaebols. They also propose the curtailing of investigative powers of the prosecutor's office, with such powers transferred to the police, as they viewed them as powerful political tools.[39]


During the colonial period, Marxist historian Paek Nam-un evaluated Silhak as "pioneer of early modern period liberalism," while Ahn Jae-hong, a liberal nationalist, evaluated Silhak and Silhak scholar Jeong Yak-yong as "the origin of late modern period liberalism by presenting elimination of (feudal) class and support for equality". Silhak criticized the existing Confucian conservatism and Sadaejuui, aiming for political reform and pragmatism, and also argued for the superiority of Western science and technology. Some Silhak scholar also believed in Christianity.[40]

Korea's first classical liberal and Enlightenmentists party was the Gaehwa Party, which appeared in 1874. They aimed for radical political and social reform, cut off unequal relations with the powerful Qing Dynasty and tried to create a completely independent Joseon Dynasty, and led by Seo Jae-pil in 1896 was a practical successor to the Gaehwa Party. Influenced by Japanese liberalism, they showed pro-Japanese tendencies, but at the same time insisted on independent and independent Korea. In the 1900s, classical liberals and Enlightenmentists in Korea were largely divided into two groups. Some became Chinilpa who cooperated with Japan, and others who devoted themselves to the Korean independence movement.[11][41]

During the colonial era, Korean liberalism is closely related to the Korean independence movement. South Korean historians say that the March 1st Movement, which took place in 1919, affected democracy and liberalism in South Korea as a movement involving many Koreans regardless of gender, religion, or occupation.[42] The Republic of Korean Provisional Government, established thanks to the value of the March 1st Movement, has established a modern national system in name and reality by introducing the separation of powers of government, parliament, and judiciary based on freedom and equality, and common elections including women. (However, since it was located in Shanghai, China, it was more of a Korean independence movement organization than a korean government.)[43]

After the end of Japanese colonial rule, with the inauguration of the Republic of Korea government, the word "liberal" has been used in South Korea for a while in a similar sense to anti-communism and anti-socialism. That is why not only ideological liberals but also hard-line conservatives and far-right anti-communists called themselves "liberal." A case in point was the "Liberal Party", a South Korean far-right national-conservative party influenced by Shōwa Statism, German and Italian fascism.[44] In particular, Syngman Rhee, the first president of the Liberal Party, committed authoritarian rule and election fraud based on Ilminism, an anti-liberal individual worship ideology from 1948 to 1960, and liberals and students who opposed it caused April Revolution. This was the first successful liberal revolution in South Korea.[45]

Due to the April Revolution (1960), Syngman Rhee stepped down from his presidency, the first liberal democratic government in South Korea was established, and the presidential system was converted to a parliamentary cabinet system. However, South Korean liberal democracy collapses in less than a year in a 1961 military coup caused by Major Park Chung-hee. Since then, South Korea has suffered from more than 20 years of military dictatorship. Until South Korea was fully democratized in 1988, there have been several democratization movements, including Bu-Ma Democratic Protests and Gwangju Uprising.

South Korea was democratized in 1987, but it was in 1998 that liberals changed their regime. Since the Kim Dae-jung administration in 1998, South Korean liberals are actively supporting the Sunshine Policy, to promote peace and reconciliation through economic aid and co-operation, or “South-North economic co-operation” (남북경협).[46]

Liberal parties

The political party that once were ruling party are in bold.

Before 1945

Minjudangkye tradition

In South Korea, South Korean's unique liberal and korean nationalist parties are often referred to as Minjudangkye parties (Korean민주당계 정당; Hanja民主黨系政黨; lit. Democratic-line political parties). In South Korea, usually "liberal" political parties mean "Minjudangkye" parties.[47][48][49]

Mainstream parties

Minor parties


In South Korea, these political parties are not often referred to as general "liberal" in Korean language, but in an international context, they are clearly referred to as "liberal" political parties.

Liberal media in South Korea

Liberal organizations

In South Korea, 'political liberalism' and 'non-political liberalism' are distinguished. Therefore, the groups listed below may not be directly related to a particular political party or political power.

Civil rights organizations

Labour organizations

Libertarian organizations

South Korean libertarians define themselves as Jayujuuija (자유주의자). But South Korean center-left liberals also define themselves as Jayujuuija, so it is important in what context the South Korean political term is used

Nationalist (liberal-nationalist) organizations


Liberal presidents in South Korea

Major liberal parties election results of South Korea

Presidential elections

Election Candidate Total votes Share of votes Outcome Party Name
1952 Yi Si-yeong 764,715 10.9% Defeated Red XN Democratic National Party
1956 Shin Ik-hee 0 0.0% died before election Democratic Party (1955)
March 1960 Chough Pyung-ok 0 (electoral vote) 0.0% died before election Democratic Party (1955)
August 1960 Yun Bo-seon 208 (electoral vote) 82.2% Elected Green tickY Democratic Party (1955)
1963 Yun Bo-seon 4,546,614 45.1% Defeated Red XN Civil Rule Party
1967 Yun Bo-seon 4,526,541 40.9% Defeated Red XN New Democratic Party
1971 Kim Dae-jung 5,395,900 45.3% Defeated Red XN New Democratic Party
1981 Yu Chi-song 1,778,007 (College election)
404 (electoral vote)
Defeated Red XN Democratic Korea Party
1987 Kim Dae-jung 6,113,375 27.0% Defeated Red XN Party for Peace and Democracy
1992 Kim Dae-jung 8,041,284 33.8% Defeated Red XN Democratic Party (1991)
1997 Kim Dae-jung 10,326,275 40.3% Elected Green tickY National Congress for New Politics
2002 Roh Moo-hyun 12,014,277 48.9% Elected Green tickY Millennium Democratic Party
2007 Chung Dong-young 6,174,681 26.1% Defeated Red XN United New Democratic Party
2012 Moon Jae-in 14,692,632 48.0% Defeated Red XN Democratic United Party
2017 Moon Jae-in 13,423,800 41.1% Elected Green tickY Democratic Party of Korea
2022 Lee Jae-myung 16,147,738 47.8% Defeated Red XN Democratic Party of Korea

Legislative elections

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Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Status Election leader Party Name
29 / 200
916,322 13.5% new 29 seats; Minority in opposition Kim Seong-su Korea Democratic Party
24 / 210
683,910 9.8% new 24 seats; Minority in opposition Shin Ik-hee Democratic National Party
15 / 203
593,499 7.9% Decrease9 seats; Minority in opposition Shin Ik-hee Democratic National Party
79 / 233
2,914,049 34.0% new 79 seats; Minority in opposition Chough Pyung-ok Democratic Party (1955)
175 / 233
3,786,401 41.7% Increase96 seats; Majority in government Chough Pyung-ok Democratic Party (1955)
41 / 175
1,870,976 20.1% new 41 seats; Minority in opposition Yun Bo-seon Civil Rule Party
14 / 175
1,264,285 13.6% new 14 seats; Minority in opposition Park Soon-cheon Democratic Party (1963)
14 / 175
822,000 8.8% new 2 seats; Minority in opposition Ho Chong People's Party
45 / 175
3,554,224 32.7% new 45 seats; Minority in opposition Yu Jin-o New Democratic Party
89 / 204
4,969,050 44.4% Increase44 seats; Minority in opposition Kim Hong-il New Democratic Party
52 / 219
3,577,300 32.5% Decrease37 seats; Minority in opposition Yu Chin-san New Democratic Party
2 / 219
3,577,300 10.4% new seats; Minority in opposition Yang Il-dong Democratic Unification Party
61 / 231
4,861,204 32.8% Increase9 seats; Minority in opposition Yi Cheol-seung New Democratic Party
3 / 231
1,095,057 7.4% new1 seats; Minority in opposition Yang Il-dong Democratic Unification Party
81 / 276
3,495,829 21.6% new 81 seats; Minority in opposition Yu Chi-song Democratic Korea Party
2 / 276
1,088,847 6.7% new 2 seats; Minority in opposition Civil Rights Party
67 / 276
5,843,827 29.3% new 67 seats; Minority in opposition Lee Min-woo New Korean Democratic Party
35 / 276
3,930,966 19.7% Decrease46 seats; Minority in opposition Yu Chi-song Democratic Korea Party
1 / 276
3,930,966 19.7% new 1 seats; Minority in opposition Gap-jong Yu New Democratic Party
59 / 299
4,680,175 23.8% new 59 seats; in Coalition (PPD-DRP-NDRP) in opposition Kim Myeong-yun Reunification Democratic Party
70 / 276
3,783,279 19.3% new 70 seats; in Coalition (PPD-DRP-NDRP) in opposition Park Yeong-suk Peace Democratic Party
97 / 299
6,004,577 29.2% new 97 seats; Minority in opposition Kim Dae-jung Democratic Party (1991)
79 / 299
4,971,961 25.3% new 79 seats; in Coalition (NCNP-ULD-Democrats) in opposition (1996-1998) Kim Dae-jung National Congress for New Politics
in government (1998-2000)
15 / 276
2,207,695 11.2% new 15 seats; Minority in opposition Chang Eul-byung United Democratic Party
115 / 299
6,780,625 35.9% new 115 seats; in Coalition (MDP-ULD-DPP) in government Kim Dae-jung Millennium Democratic Party
152 / 299
8,145,824 38.3% new 152 seats; Majority in government Chung Dong-young Uri Party
9 / 299
1,510,178 7.1% Decrease53 seats; Minority in government Choug Soon-hyung Millennium Democratic Party
81 / 299
4,313,111 25.1% new 81 seats; Minority in opposition Son Hak-gyu United Democratic Party
3 / 299
651,993 3.8% new 3 seats; Minority in opposition Moon Kook-hyun Creative Korea Party
127 / 300
7,777,123 36.5% new 127 seats; Minority in opposition Han Myeong-sook Democratic United Party
123 / 300
6,069,744 25.5% new 123 seats; Plurality in opposition (2016-2017) Kim Chong-in Democratic Party
in government (2017-2020)
38 / 300
6,355,572 26.7% new 38 seats; Minority in opposition Ahn Cheol-soo People's Party
6 / 300
1,719,891 (Party-list PR) 7.23% (Party-list PR) new 6 seats; Minority in opposition Sim Sang-jung Justice Party
180 / 300
14,345,425 (Constituency)
9,307,112 (Party-list PR)
49.9% (Constituency)
33.4% (Party-list PR)
Increase52 seats; Majority in government Lee Hae-chan Democratic Party (Constituency)
Platform Party (Party-list PR)
6 / 300
2,697,956 (Party-list PR) 9.7% (Party-list PR) new 6 seats; Minority in opposition Sim Sang-jung Justice Party
3 / 300
1,896,719 (Party-list PR) 6.8% (Party-list PR) new 3 seats; Minority in opposition Ahn Cheol-soo People Party
3 / 300
1,512,763 (Party-list PR) 5.4% (Party-list PR) new 3 seats; Minority in opposition Lee Keun-shik Open Democratic Party

Local elections

Election Metropolitan mayor/Governor Provincial legislature Municipal mayor Municipal legislature Party Name
4 / 15
353 / 875
84 / 230
Democratic Party (1991)
6 / 16
271 / 616
84 / 232
National Congress for New Politics
0 / 16
0 / 616
1 / 232
New People Party
4 / 16
33 / 682
16 / 227
Millennium Democratic Party
1 / 16
52 / 733
19 / 230
630 / 2,888
Uri Party
2 / 16
80 / 733
20 / 230
276 / 2,888
Democratic Party (2005)
8 / 16
360 / 761
92 / 228
1,025 / 2,888
Democratic Party (2008)
9 / 17
349 / 789
80 / 226
1,157 / 2,898
New Politics Alliance for Democracy
14 / 17
647 / 824
151 / 226
1,638 / 2,927
Democratic Party of Korea
5 / 17
322 / 872
63 / 226
1,384 / 2,987
Democratic Party of Korea

See also


  1. ^ In South Korea, the term "liberal" (자유 or 자유주의) used in the media and the term "liberal" used by politicians and the public are very different in context. "Liberal" in South Korean media usually means "liberal" in the sense of the United States or Europe, but "liberal" in South Korean politicians and the public usually means a form of politics close to the right, such as economic liberal and anti-communist.[8][9]
  2. ^ Conservative parties in South Korea often put "liberal" (자유) in their party names. (Example: Liberal Party, Democratic Liberal Party, United Liberal Democrats, Liberty Korea Party, etc.)
  3. ^ Since 2012, American-style left-liberals (social liberals and some social democrats) within the UPP have fled in large quantities, and far-left (anti-Americanists or left-wing nationalists)[52][53] have since become the main players.[54]
  4. ^ Dawn of Liberty Party is a far-right party aimed at 'alt-right', but it is often described as a "liberal" or "right-liberal" party in the South Korean media because it rejects Confucian conservatism and advocates Western-style classical liberalism.[57]


  1. ^ "루스벨트는 왜 '계급의 배신자' 소리를 들었나: 박찬수의 '진보를 찾아서'" [Why did Roosevelt hear "betrayer of class"?: Park Chan Soo's 'Finding Progress'.]. The Hankyoreh (in Korean). 11 August 2020. Retrieved 10 January 2022. 1932년 미국 대선은 '리버럴 대 리버럴의 대결'이었다. 프랭클린 루스벨트와 허버트 후버 모두 자신이 '리버럴'임을 강조했다. 루스벨트는 '새로운 리버럴리즘'(new liberalism)을 주창했고, 후버는 '진정한 리버럴리즘'(true liberalism)을 내세웠다. 루스벨트 이후 19세기 자유주의자(liberal)는 보수주의자(conservative)가 됐다. 리버럴은 '진보'라는 새로운 함의를 획득했다. [The 1932 U.S. presidential election was "a confrontation between Liberals and Liberals." Both Franklin Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover stressed that they are "liberal". Roosevelt advocated "new liberalism," and Hoover put forward "true liberalism". After Roosevelt, liberals in the 19th century became conservative. Liberal has acquired a new implication of 'progressive'.]
  2. ^ The Democratic Party of Korea is described as a centrist party by numerous sources:
  3. ^ 조성은 (July 20, 2018). 독일 정치 우리의 대안 (in Korean). e지식의 날개. ISBN 9788920032370 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "심상정에 "시진핑 미소법", "좌파적" 아슬아슬한 이재명 발언". 24 February 2022.
  5. ^ "How Biden Can Navigate a New Era in South Korean Politics". The Diplomat. 15 January 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2022. In broad strokes, the foreign policy of South Korean liberals is clear: promoting harmony with North Korea, justice against Japan, and, wherever possible, autonomy from great power interference, including that of Washington.
  6. ^ "폼페이오 "김정은, 주한미군 원해"…박지원 "김정일도 그랬다"". 26 January 2023.
  7. ^ "송영길 "북, 제2의 베트남 친미국가로...미국에 의견 전달"". YTN. 24 November 2021.
  8. ^ "윤석열이 22번 언급한 그 단어... 자유주의의 역습" [The word that Yoon Seok Yeol mentioned 22 times... The counterattack of liberalism.]. OhmyNews (in Korean). 8 July 2021. Retrieved 4 November 2021. ... 윤희숙 국민의힘 의원은 민주당 의원들이 발의한 사회적경제기본법을 자유주의의 적이라고 규정했고 ... [... Yoon Hee-sook, a member of the People Power Party National Assembly member, defined the Framework Act on Social Economy proposed by Democratic Party of Korea as an enemy of liberalism ...]
  9. ^ "김종인 "국민 생존 위협 느끼는데 무슨 자유주의 신봉인가"" [Kim Jongin said, "People feel threatened by survival. Why are you a liberal believer?"]. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 6 December 2021. Retrieved 9 December 2021. ... 이어 '윤 후보가 자유주의 경제학에 심취했다는 얘기가 있다'는 진행자의 질문에는 "그런 얘기는 좀 나이브한 생각"이라며 "아무리 자유주의에 심취했다 하더라도 지금 상황이 자유주의 경제로는 해결할 수 없는 상황이다. 국민을 보호해야할 의무가 있는 사람이 신봉하는 자유주의땜에 놔두겠다? 그렇게 무책임한 얘기를 할수 있나"라고 말했다. ... [...When asked by the host, "There is a story that candidate Yoon is immersed in liberal economics", Kim Jong-in said, "No matter how much he is absorbed in liberalism, the current situation cannot be solved by a liberal economy." You will leave it because of liberalism believed by someone who is obligated to protect the people? "How can you say such irresponsible things?" ...]
  10. ^ "코로나 이후의 자유주의 / 전범선" [Liberalism after COVID-19 / Chun Beom-sun]. The Hankyoreh (in Korean). 25 April 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2021. ... 코로나는 각국의 위기관리 능력에 대한 시험이다. 성적표는 분명하다. 서양은 실패했고 동양은 선방했다. 미국이 꼴등이고 한국은 우등생이다. 어찌 된 걸까. ... 그런데 서양이야말로 민주주의의 원조 아닌가. 그들이 패배한 원인은 무엇일까. 자유주의다. 신자유주의 경제 체제의 모순도 있지만, 그보다 자유주의적 정치 문화의 영향이 크다. 영국 총리 보리스 존슨이 집단면역을 들먹이던 때부터 알아봤다. ... 트럼프는 더하다. 민주당 주지사들이 펼치는 봉쇄 정책을 비꼬며 지지자들에게 "미시간을 해방하라! 미네소타를 해방하라! 버지니아를 해방하라!" 선동했다. ... 백년 전 대공황 때도 자유주의의 위기가 도래했다. ... 민주주의와 자유주의의 모순을 명심하자. 전자는 국가가 국민의 말을 듣는 것이고 후자는 국민이 국가의 말을 안 듣는 것이다. 둘은 엄연히 다르고 충돌한다. 자유민주주의란 둘의 균형을 잡는 과정이다. ... 대한민국은 이제 명실공히 민주주의 모범국이다. 하지만 진정한 자유주의적 문화를 가져본 적은 없다고 단언한다. 정부의 선진적인 방역정책에 협조하되, 코로나 이후 되찾을 자유, 쟁취할 자유를 끝없이 갈망하자. [... Corona is a test of each country's crisis management capabilities. The report card is obvious. The West failed and the East defended well. The United States is last and Korea is an honor student. What happened? ... But isn't the West the origin of democracy? What is the cause of their defeat? It is liberalism. There are also contradictions in the neoliberal economic system, but the influence of liberal political culture is greater than that. I've been looking into British Prime Minister Boris Johnson since he mentioned collective immunity. ... Trump is more. sarcastically speaking of the containment policies implemented by Democratic governors, he told supporters, "Liberate Michigan! Liberate Minnesota! Liberate Virginia!" agitated ... Even during the Great Depression a hundred years ago, it was a crisis caused by liberalism. ... Let's keep in mind the contradictions between democracy and liberalism. The former is for the state to listen to the people, and the latter is for the people to not listen to the state. The two are distinctly different and collide. Liberal democracy is the process of balancing the two. ... The Republic of Korea is now a model country for democracy in name and reality. But I affirm that we have never had a true liberal culture. Let's cooperate with the government's advanced quarantine policies, but endlessly crave the freedom (liberal) to regain after COVID-19 and the freedom (liberal) to win. ...]
  11. ^ a b "신자유주의, 구한말 개화파의 재림". The Hankyoreh. 4 March 2010. Retrieved 17 September 2021.
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