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Kim Jong Il Dead.

RebelliousIntrovert
RebelliousIntrovert Members Posts: 214
edited December 2011 in The Social Lounge
How do you think this will pan out?

North Korea's longtime leader Kim Jong Il dead at 69
North Korea's longtime leader Kim Jong Il, the embodiment of the reclusive state where his cult of personality is deeply entrenched, has died, state TV reported.

He was believed to be 69.

Regarded as one of the world's most-repressive leaders, Kim Jong Il always cut a slightly bizarre figure. His diminutive stature and characteristically bouffant hair have been parodied by some in the West.

"He's a mysterious person -- I think by design," said Han S. Park, director of the Center for the Study of Global Issues at the University of Georgia and a frequent visitor to North Korea. "Mystery is a source of leverage and power. It's maintaining uncertainty."

But for the citizens of his Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kim was the embodiment of the reclusive state, and well regarded.

His father, Kim Il Sung, founded North Korea with Soviet backing after World War II.

Kim Jong Il was just a little boy when the Korean War broke out in 1950 when the Communist North invaded the American-backed South. After the fighting ended, Kim became steeped in his father's philosophy of "juche" or self-reliance -- the basis of North Korea's reclusive nature. North and South Korea never formally signed a peace treaty and remain technically at war -- separated by a tense demilitarized zone.

North Korea gives Kim's official birthplace as sacred Mount Paektu. The peak, on the northern border with Chinese Manchuria, is the highest on the peninsula and the site where Korean legend says the nation came into existence 5,000 years ago.

Cause of death reported to be "overwork"

Researchers who are more objective place Kim's birth in the Far Eastern region of the Soviet Union on February 16, 1942. His father had fled to the Soviet Union when the Japanese put a price on his head for guerrilla activities in occupied Korea. The family returned to the northern part of the peninsula after the Japanese surrender in World War II, and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin anointed Kim Il Sung as the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Kim Jong Il's younger brother drowned as a child and his mother died when he was 7 years old. Shortly after, in 1950, the Korean War broke out and he was sent to Manchuria, returning three years later when it ended.

Despite these hardships, Kim Jong Il was presumably surrounded by luxury and privilege for most of his upbringing. As the first-born son of an iron-🤬 dictator, "the doors were likely opening for him from a very young age," according to Dae-sook Suh, a professor of political science at the University of Hawaii who specializes in the Pyongyang government.

Gradually Kim Jong Il was groomed for the top position, making public appearances in front of cheering crowds.

In 1980, Kim Il Sung formally designated his son as his successor. Kim Jong Il was given senior posts in the Politburo, the Military Commission and the Party Secretariat. He took on the title "Dear Leader" and the government began spinning a personality cult around him patterned after that of his father, the "Great Leader."

In 1991, Kim Jong Il became commander-in-chief of North Korea's powerful armed forces, the final step in the long grooming process.

Three years later, when Kim Il Sung died suddenly from a heart attack at 82, most outsiders predicted the imminent collapse of North Korea. The nation had lost its venerated founding father.

Just a few years earlier, its powerful alliances had evaporated with the fall of the Soviet bloc and China's move toward a market-based system. The economy was on the rocks and energy and food were in short supply. A series of weather disasters, combined with an inefficient state-run agricultural system, further eroded the food supply, leading to mass starvation.

The timing could not have been worse for replacing the only leader North Korea had known.

"Heaven didn't smile on Kim Jong Il," said the University of Hawaii's Dae-sook Suh.

After his father's elaborate public funeral Kim Jong Il dropped out of sight, fueling rumors, but he soon managed to consolidate power.

Under his newly organized government, his father's presidential post was left vacant and Kim took the titles of general secretary of the Workers Party and chairman of the National Defense Commission -- a group of 10 men that includes the heads of the air force, army and navy, who are now considered the most powerful in the country.

"It's a peculiar government to say the least," Dae-sook Suh said. "He honors the legacy of his father, but the new government is a Kim Jong Il government. It's quite different from his father's."

Kim Il Sung's unique style of Stalinism, suffused with the Korean juche philosophy, was subordinated to the more militant theme of Kim Jong Il's "Red Banner" policy, introduced in 1996.

The changes afoot were dramatically illustrated in 1997 by the defection of Hwang Jang Yop -- the architect of the juche philosophy and the first high-level official to seek asylum in South Korea.

In a news conference after his defection, Hwang warned of a growing possibility that his homeland might launch an attack. "The preparation for war exceeds your imagination," he said.

Many outsiders viewed the flight of Hwang as another sign that the North Korean regime was on its last legs, but once again it weathered the storm, perhaps even benefiting from the fears of war heightened by Hwang's warning.

Despite sending a test missile over Japan in June 1999 and other such incidents, North Korea under Kim Jong Il also sent signals that it is open to new alliances after decades of isolation. Billions of dollars in international aid poured into North Korea during the 1990s, which did little in return.

Many analysts conclude that Kim Jong Il has played a poor hand of cards skillfully...
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  • Silverfoxxx
    Silverfoxxx Members Posts: 1,066
    edited December 2011
    Should we celebrate or mourn ?????
  • Disciplined InSight
    Disciplined InSight The Clairvoyant One.... Members Posts: 13,478 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Kim Jong II=lunatic.
  • huey
    huey Members Posts: 11,743 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    great. now another 40 years of a younger version is gonna rule the country. i wonder how many resources and money will be wasted on his funeral procession
  • dalyricalbandit
    dalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Members, Moderators Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    edited December 2011
    Doesnt his son take over now
  • 2stepz_ahead
    2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denGuests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 32,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    US knew his ass was close to dying so it was no need to attack the country....they can just wait them out like we are doing castro
  • dalyricalbandit
    dalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Members, Moderators Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    edited December 2011
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    get to him now before he becomes a maniac
  • [Deleted User]
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    edited December 2011
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  • huey
    huey Members Posts: 11,743 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
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    get to him now before he becomes a maniac

    nah.....nah, look in his eyes....that 🤬 was breastfed crazy. looks like he's thinking bout killing one of his own people right there
  • dalyricalbandit
    dalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Members, Moderators Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    edited December 2011
    freehuey89 wrote: »
    nah.....nah, look in his eyes....that 🤬 was breastfed crazy. Looks like he's thinking bout killing one of his own people right there

    that 🤬 a young dude who has taking over control of a country u know he going to go wild
  • huey
    huey Members Posts: 11,743 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    that 🤬 a young dude who has taking over control of a country u know he going to go wild

    word. and he's been living royalty for his whole life?? he gonna have people digging up corpses for food again
  • still-SBP
    still-SBP Members Posts: 898 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Obama had goons put cyanide in that 🤬 green tea.
  • dalyricalbandit
    dalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Members, Moderators Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    edited December 2011
    freehuey89 wrote: »
    word. and he's been living royalty for his whole life?? he gonna have people digging up corpses for food again

    lol wouldnt be surprised
  • Silverfoxxx
    Silverfoxxx Members Posts: 1,066
    edited December 2011
    still-SBP wrote: »
    Obama had goons put cyanide in that 🤬 green tea.

    fact.jpg...............................
  • still-SBP
    still-SBP Members Posts: 898 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
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    My 🤬 B aint bullshittin
  • @My_nameaintearl
    @My_nameaintearl Banned Users Posts: 2,609 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    He has three sons. One he hated because he's limp wristed. The other he hated because he tried to sneak out of the country. The last one is the pudgy kid. Probably, the kid's uncle will take over.
  • Sion
    Sion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Members, Moderators, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 45,666 Regulator
    edited December 2011
    He has three sons. One he hated because he's limp wristed. The other he hated because he tried to sneak out of the country. The last one is the pudgy kid. Probably, the kid's uncle will take over.

    LOOOOLOLOLololloloLOLOL the bolded had me rollin LOLOL


    🤬 is crazy fam, asian markets already opened lower. The Hang Seng already dropped 2.5% & the Nikkei fell 1%.... The NYSE prolly gonna open lower too. 2011 was a crazy year, I would've never thought this dude would've croaked anytime soon. I wonder what's gonna happen next....
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Good riddance but I hear his kid is even crazier.......not sure how this will pan out, hopefully he doesn't start wildin out
  • kingblaze84
    kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopMembers Posts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
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    Wouldn't be shocked. Obama is the biggest assassin and killer I've seen since Bush
  • [Deleted User]
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    edited December 2011
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  • janklow
    janklow god's lonely man. Members, Moderators Posts: 8,613 Regulator
    edited December 2011
    well, there goes a lot of comedy potential
    since you did not actually place any content in the OP, i have replaced it with a non-Huffington Post article.
  • dalyricalbandit
    dalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Members, Moderators Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    edited December 2011
    He has three sons. One he hated because he's limp wristed. The other he hated because he tried to sneak out of the country. The last one is the pudgy kid. Probably, the kid's uncle will take over.

    hilarious.
  • StillFaggyAF
    StillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityMembers Posts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011


    Obama don't play tho, this kid will be dead by summer 2012
  • dalyricalbandit
    dalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Members, Moderators Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    edited December 2011
    this kid gets out offline and Obama will handle son
  • dalyricalbandit
    dalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Members, Moderators Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    edited December 2011
    o̶s̶a̶m̶a̶ ̶b̶i̶n̶ ̶l̶a̶d̶e̶n̶ ̶ ̶
    k̶i̶m̶ ̶j̶o̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶l̶ ̶ ̶
    g̶a̶d̶d̶a̶f̶i̶ ̶
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    Hugo Chávez
    Kim Jong-un
  • StillFaggyAF
    StillFaggyAF Queer LGBT CommunityMembers Posts: 40,358 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    o̶s̶a̶m̶a̶ ̶b̶i̶n̶ ̶l̶a̶d̶e̶n̶ ̶ ̶
    k̶i̶m̶ ̶j̶o̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶l̶ ̶ ̶
    g̶a̶d̶d̶a̶f̶i̶ ̶
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    Hugo Chávez
    Kim Jong-un

    Ahmadinejad will get murked by "Iraiian rebels" coughciacough
    Hugo Chaves will suffer from mutiple assasination attempts and finally die or retire
    Kim Jong-un will die a mysterious death after one month in office

    Obama won

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