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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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"This is reminiscent of early stages of Kim Il Song's cult, when in the late 1950s most extravagant praises to his greatness were initially attributed to alleged foreign admirers."
president to visit North Korea in 1994 and met with then North Korean leader Kim Il Song after bilateral ties became tense due to Pyongyang's nuclear program.
* By 1990 Kim Il Song had established a wartime operations center over 300 feet beneath Pyongyang.
North Korea claims the rocket was to launch a satellite for weather and other scientific observation in celebration of the 100th birthday of its founding leader Kim Il Song, but Japan, South Korea, the United States and many others thought it was simply a veiled attempt to test its ballistic missile technology.
The Japanese aid, like the ransom paid to a kidnapper, must be provided by April 15, just in time for the commemoration of Kim Il Song's birth -- a clear indication of North Korea's true intentions, and desperation.