Historical Who is Who

KIM IL SUNG

1912 - 1994
North Korea
POLITICS

 

Founder of North Korean Peoples Republican Army, challenging Japanese occupation, and becoming head of state and president of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) 1948 -94.  He successfully negotiated significant support from both China and the USSR in spite of the variable status of their own relationship. The ideology he developed is knows as Juche – ‘self-reliance’. He is a remarkable example of how a personality cult can be created and maintained even in the modern world – the ‘Great Leader’. Moral education becomes a process of programmed induction and thought control.

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Kim Il Sung: the great leader of the working class (4 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBDIxWYvMwY

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