Order of Merit for National Foundation

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Order of Merit for National Foundation
Hangul 건국훈장
Hanja 建國勳章
Revised Romanization Geon-guk Hunjang
McCune–Reischauer Kŏn'guk Hunchang
Dongnip Jang (3rd Class) Order of Merit for National Foundation

The Order of Merit for National Foundation is an Order of Republic of Korea. It is typically reserved for those who contributed to the founding of the modern Republic of Korea.

It is awarded in five grades:

  • Daehan Minguk Jang (대한민국장 the Order of the Republic of Korea)
  • Daetongnyeong Jang (대통령장 the Order of the President)
  • Dongnip Jang (독립장 the Order of Independence)
  • Aeguk Jang (애국장 the Order of Patriotism)
  • Aejok Jang (애족장 the Order of National Pride)

The order was established in 1962, under the military rule of the Supreme Council for National Reconstruction. By 2005 about 8,000 people had received the Order.[1] Many of its recipients have only been awarded the Order posthumously, often because they died before it was established; these include Kim Gu and An Junggeun.

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  1. ^ "[보훈처] 3·1절 계기 독립유공자 포상 보도자료". Webzine Korean History (웹진 현대사). Retrieved 2006-04-22. 

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