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Kim Il Sung

also Kim Il-sung  (kĭm′ ĭl′ sŭng′, so͝ong′) Originally Kim Song Ju. 1912?-1994.
Korean soldier and politician who fought against Japan (1932-1945) and served as premier (1948-1972) and president (1972-1994) of North Korea.
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Kim Il-sung

(kim iːlsʌŋ)
n
(Biography) 1912–94, North Korean statesman and marshal; prime minister (1948–72) and president (1972–94) of North Korea
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Group H will see DPR Korea revisit their UAE 2019 group rivals, Lebanon, at the Kim II Sung Stadium in Pyongyang as Sri Lanka go up against Turkmenistan at the Colombo Race Course Ground.
The story of North Korean cyber capability began in 1994 when Kim Jong II inherited the leadership from Kim II Sung. North Korea was in dire straits, and desperately needed hard currency after flooding and the cutting off of trade after the Cold War.
(15.) The Pyongyang Academy became the vehicle by which Kim II Sung cemented personal control over senior officer appointments, with numerous of Kim Il-sung's family members among the first class of graduates (Kim 2018, 123).
God raised up Caligula, Adolf Hitler, Idi Amin, Pol Pot and Kim II Sung? And anyone who fought those guys was fighting against God?
The brother of North Korea's founder, Kim II Sung, was an interpreter for Japanese troops in China, and Park took a blood oath that he was "physically and spiritually ready to be a Japanese subject and ...
The Central Zoo in Pyongyang was built in the 1950s at the request of then-North Korean leader Kim II Sung, and the zoo was erected on the outskirts of the city.
The regime maintains its condemnation of Confucianism as a whole (which was particularly emphasized during campaigns in the 1970s under Kim II Sung), while drawing on these reformist Confucian ideas to support current nationalistic approaches.
These points are extremely important in interpreting the relationship between the two allies, since they exerted an influence on their subsequent ties, on the Korean War itself, on the relationship with Communist China, on the geopolitical situation of North Korea, and the standing of its leader Kim II Sung (1912-94).
Navy spy ship by Kim II Sung. It tells of the experiences of the eighty-two American crewmen who were imprisoned and tortured for nearly a year, it discusses LBJ's efforts to keep all-out war from erupting on the Korean peninsula while simultaneously struggling to keep the sailors from execution, and it provides a powerful moment-by-moment account of gripping events in a read recommended not just for military collections, but any with a general interest in the region's history.
Since becoming supreme leader in 2012, Kim Jong Un, grandson of Kim II Sung, has shown himself determined also to eradicate potential alternative sources of power.