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.