The history of the Kim family dynasty

By: 
JOAN HART

Kim Jong-Un is 33 years old and has plans to conquer and rule the entire world.  He comes by his arrogant confidence naturally. It is in his DNA. The Kim family dynasty has ruled North Korea with an iron fist for more than 70 years. 

Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung, (also known as Kim the Elder) was a guerrilla fighter against Japanese occupation. He went into exile in the USSR before returning to lead part of the resistance against the Japanese. He was the Supreme Ruler of North Korea from 1948 until his death in 1994. As the ruler of North Korea, Kim II Sung began to imitate Stalin’s totalitarian, paranoid style of government but took it to even more extremes before passing it on to his son, Kim Jong-II.  

Kim Jong Il ruled from the time of his father’s death until December 17, 2011. He died of a heart attack at 69 years of age after reigning for 17 years in what was described as a theocracy. North Koreans were led to believe that he was imbued from on high with “supreme supernatural powers,” such as “wisdom, leadership and military prowess.” He had 500,000 “Revolutionary Research Centers” and a state-controlled media.

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