Albertina d’Urso | DPRK: transition time

The DPRK, better known as North Korea, is a nation which, in the name of Juche Idea (the official state ideology, usually translated in “self-reliance”) has isolated itself from the rest of the world and indeed is one of the most difficult to access for foreigners.
Established in 1948, with the 38th parallel chosen as a demarcation line with South Korea, with the “Grate Leader” Kim Il-sung at the helm is now runned by his son Kim Jong-il who is reported to be severely ill and has just chosen his successor, his son Kim Jong-un.
Transition of power is always a big issue in non democratic regimes: in fact Kim Jong-il was seen alongside his father for 14 years and the succession between the two appeared natural to the people but the main question for the future of the Kim regime is how  the  north koreans will accept as a leader a young boy of whom they ignored the name and the face until this days.



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