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Thich Quang Duc
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Religious Figure
    (1897-June 11, 1963)
    Used self-immolation (setting oneself on fire) to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government in the '60s
    He committed suicide.
    Buddhist believe suicide is a sin, so it was referred to as as 'an act of self-sacrifice for the sake of others.'
    His death inspired three other monks and a nun to end there lives by self-immolation.
    He wanted Vietnamese Buddhists given the same religious rights/freedoms Catholics have.
    Although on fire he sat in the lotus position, never uttering a sound as the fire consumed him.
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy's had this picture on his desk.
    Five months after his death, South Vietnamese Diem's regime, was overthrown (November, 1963).
    His death shaped public opinion to change against the US backed South Vietnamese government.
    The picture was used by Chef in a 'South Park' episode (the South Park flag controversy).
    His photo ended up on the cover of Rage Against the Machine's debut album.
    Research: Tim Howard
    In 2018, Out of 19 Votes: 52.63% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 24 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 63 Votes: 65.08% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 45.65% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 85 Votes: 48.24% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 137 Votes: 42.34% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 251 Votes: 43.43% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 390 Votes: 41.79% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 622 Votes: 46.62% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 5062 Votes: 36.03% Annoying
 
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