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N. Korea’s Leader Names Third Son As Successor: NPR.


It looks as if the dysfunctional, mad rulers of North Korea are determined to retain their absolutist monarchy:

Kim Jong-il
Kim Jong-il Image via Wikipedia

Anthony Kuhn, NPR: “One of the world’s last political dynasties may have just settled on an heir apparent. News reports say that North Korea‘s leader Kim Jong Il has picked his third son to succeed him.

North Korean political and military officials were informed that Kim Jong Un, in his mid-20s, has been anointed to succeed his father, according to reports in South Korea’s media.

North Korea leadership-watching is a murky business, full of unconfirmed reports and questionable sourcing. Jong Un is believed to have been educated in Switzerland, where he learned to ski, and to speak English, French and German.

There are few countries left where a ruler can say he has the right to rule because his father and grandfather did…”more

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