So What’s The Deal With The New Head Of North Korea?
Kim Jong-un is 20-something, but no one seems to know his exact age. Kim Jong-un was already upgraded from “Brilliant Comrade” to “Great Successor.”
Very little is known about this new Kim, but from what can be surmised he does not represent any prospect of relief for his subjects. There are more forces at work in the North Korean state than the Kims, but just how they work—and whether the Kims run the state or the state runs the Kims—is a matter of speculation to outsiders. There is talk today among Korea watchers of inevitable purges at the higher echelons of the ruling apparatus, to secure the filial succession of power, and there is talk of power struggles between the military and the Party.
Known is that Mr. Kim attended a Swiss boarding school, loves basketball (particularly the Bulls and the Lakers) and is the youngest-ever ruler of a nuclear armed nation. Not known is whether he has teeth, as there is no picture of him smiling.Click here for reuse options!
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