Monday, February 26, 2007

Kim Jong-Il's successor

As we covered in class, North Korea has created a number of interesting stories for its legitimacy. Especially, Kim's family have been described as a legitimate lineage for North Korea. Most people predicted that the next leader will be transmitted from Kim Jong-Il to one of secretive "first family". Yet, it seems that hereditary succession of leadership in NK will be ended. According to a source in china, NK seeks collective leadership. It's going to be very interesting how NK will manipulate history to legitimize its new regime.

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