The ONLY 10 Things That Are Known About North Korea’s New Leader

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has died and reports indicate that his youngest son Kim Jong Un is due to take power.

The heir, who has been identified in only several known photos, gets the keys to a nuclear arsenal and fierce-if-antiquated conventional forces, a strategic alliance with China, and the world’s worst inflationary catastrophe since Weimar.

Overall, very little is known about him.

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title=”He was born on January 8 in 1982 or 1983″
content=”Chosun Ilbo says the date may have been changed to promote a more auspicious number: It could be a question of round numbers. The channel speculated that the North is trying to make it look as though Kim junior turns 30 in 2012, because that is the year Pyongyang has set as a goal for achieving a ‘powerful and prosperous’ nation. It is also the centenary of North Korea founder Kim Il Sung’s birth and Kim Jong Il’s 70th birthday.”
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title=”He is the son of Ko Young Hee — the Dear Leader’s third and most attractive concubine”
content=”Source: NK Leadership Watch
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title=”The boy speaks French, English and German, having attended the International School of Berne (under the pseudonym Chol Pak)”
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title=”He used to have a great sense of humour”
content=””He had a sense of humour; got on well with everyone, even those pupils who came from countries that were enemies of North Korea,” said the pupil, speaking anonymously to the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. “Politics was a taboo subject at school . . . we would argue about football, not politics.”

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content=””An Israeli pupil taught him the basketball moves,” the fellow pupil said, “and he spent a lot of time with a South Korean, I think because the South Korean could draw comic strips well and Chol Pak was a fan of the Japanese manga characters.”

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title=”He idolized Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jean-Claude Van Damme”
content=”An unnamed pupil described the boy’s love for action stars and his friendship with another boy rumoured to be his bodyguard: “Kwang . . . was more popular than Chol because he was so good at sports. They talked about Schwarzenegger films the whole time.”

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title=”He is credited with initiating two industrial speed campaigns: the 150-Day and 100-Day Battle. He also has accompanied his father on factory tours”
content=”Source: NK Leadership Watch
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title=”He attended a North Korean military academy, and holds an unnamed post at the State Security Department”
content=”Source: NK Leadership Watch
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title=”His nickname is Beloved Comrade or Captain Kim… following father Dear Leader and grandfather Great Leader (pictured)”
content=”Source: Chosun Ilbo
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title=”He has a theme song known as “Footsteps””
content=”Source: NK Leadership Watch
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