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Kim Jong Il

also Kim Jong-il  (jŏng′ ĭl′) 1941-2011.
Korean politician and head of state of North Korea (1994-2011).
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Kim Jong Il

(kɪm dʒɔŋ iːl)
n
1. (Biography) born 1942, Korean politician; ruler of North Korea from 1994, official head of state from 1998: son of Kim Il Sung
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Kim Jong Il

(ˈkɪm ˈdʒɒŋ ˈɪl)
n.
born 1942, president of North Korea since 1997.
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She was considered one of the main political rivals of current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's father and her stepson, Kim Chong Il, (http://www.nkleadershipwatch.org/leadership-biographies/kim-song-ae-kim-song-ae/) North Korea Leadership Watch reported. 
His analysis of a 2002 naval skirmish between North and South Korean vessels further supports his point Bechtol submits that the clash along the Northern Limit Line separating the two countries off the western coast was most likely neither a navigational error by the North Korean sailors nor a staged confrontation by military hard-liners opposed to Kim Chong Il's policies.
Bechtol ponders the question of who would succeed Kim Chong Il as leader of the DPRK, with no description of Kim's own succession experience as a possible model.