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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.

Kim Il-sung

(kim iːlsʌŋ)
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(Biography) 1912–94, North Korean statesman and marshal; prime minister (1948–72) and president (1972–94) of North Korea
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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.
O Gi Wan was a graduate of Kim Il Song University, North Korea's top university founded in late 1946, and also studied in the Soviet Union.