Kim Jong-Il

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He is the oldest son of the founder of the Democratic Peoples Republic of North

Korea. He is dedicated to honouring his father’s image and promoting his ideas and

beliefs in how North Korea should be ran. He took many steps in to accomplishing what

he has today, and has had many effects on North Korea. He is Kim Jong-Il and he is the

president of North Korea.

Many things led to Kim Jong-Il’s taking over of North Korea. Kim Jong-Il was born February 16, 1942 in Khabarovsk, Russia. He attended the Manyongdae Revolutionary School that was set up for Kim Il-Sung’s descendants to train them as future leaders of North Korea. In 1964 Kim Jong-Il began his career in the WPK Secretariat Organization Guidance Department, and then created the Three Revolutions Team Movement in 1973. This was to make sure he would be successful in taking over his fathers spot in government. Soon after these movements his pictures ended up on buildings and signs everywhere along with his fathers. Kim published two treaties “The Workers Party of Korea” and “Let Us Advance under the Banner of Marxism-Leninism and Juche Idea”. People believed he would be “a fresh start of the Korean Communist movement and the Korean revolution” (Kim Jong-Il [1941-] 1). Kim’s father soon later died on July 8, 1994 and Kim ascended into North Korean presidency.

Kim Jong-Il had strong beliefs in how to run his country. Kim Jong-Il promoted himself to the ranks of Communism’s founding fathers. He dedicated his life to strengthen his father’s image and his power in the government no matter what he had to do to get peoples attention. Kim started making and developing nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. Kim also sponsored terrorism and demanded absolute obedience and respect from the people. To show that Kim would not be fooled with he planned a bombing in 1983 Rangoon, Burma which left seventeen South Korean government officials dead, and another bombing in 1987 of...
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