Lee Kuan was a noted Human historical political despot on Earth sometime between the mid-20th and the 23rd century, who ultimately failed at his goals of conquest and absolute power.

Spock described him as being on par with Ramses, Julius Caesar, Alexander, Napoléon Bonaparte, and Hitler to show that Earth history is full of men seeking absolute power. (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

Fleet Captain Garth of Izar boasted to Captain James T. Kirk that as Master of the Universe, he would go much farther and have more success than other previous despots such as Lee Kuan, Alexander, Caesar, Napoléon, Hitler, and Krotus. (TOS: "Whom Gods Destroy")

This character was only mentioned in dialogue.
Lee Kuan shares naming elements with Lee Kuan Yew, the first Prime Minister of the newly independent Singapore in the 1960s. Lee established a hybrid form of governance with democratic and authoritarian elements.
In Federation: The First 150 Years, Lee Kuan is depicted as the founder of the Eastern Coalition, a military dictator with the rank of general. Lee is killed during World War III when his governing palace is destroyed.

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