Number Seven: Kim Il-Sung Is The "Eternal President" Of North Korea
Over twenty years after his death, Kim Il-Sung is still considered the president of North Korea. He was named an "eternal president," and none of his successors can hold the title.
Number Six: The North Korean Calendar Is Based On Kim Il-Sung's Birthday
North Korea has a separate calendar based on the day of Kim Il-Sung's birth: April 15, 1912. His birthday is a celebrated public holiday. The calendar also designates public holidays for various other family members.
Number Five: His Biography Claims That Kim …show more content…
Number Three: Kim Il-Sung Initiated The Korean War
Backed by the Soviet Union and China, Kim Il Sung started the Korean War that took place 1950-1953. He wanted to unite North and South Korea under Communism.
Number Two: Kim Il-Sung Was A Master Of Political Manipulation
Before his death, he had even created a cult of personality around his son, Kim Il-Jong, which firmly established his son's power. However, before Kim Il-Jong died, he had not quite done the same for his son, the current successor Kim Jong Un. Some political commentators think of this as a weakness that could lead to the regime's downfall.
Number One: All North Koreans Were Forced To Mourn His Death
Upon his death, his body was embalmed and placed in a glass coffin for North Korean citizens to visit and worship. Although much of the world outside North Korea celebrated his passing, North Koreans were forced to mourn his death for ten