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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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As the UN recently estimated that at least a quarter of the North's population is in need of food aid, the government will want to reassure the people that sufficient is being done to alleviate their suffering, before the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Kim Il-song's birth on April 15 this year.
"This whole region is historically significant to the entire regime because this is where Kim Il-Song, Kim's father, staged his guerrilla campaign against the Japanese during the occupation in the early decades of the last century," The Telegraph quoted Andrei Chang, the author of the report, as saying.
The officially prescribed musical diet of North Koreans consists of patriotic hymns to the Communist Party, odes to the Dear Leader, to his father, the "Great Leader," Kim Il-Song, and to the heroic spirit of the Korean people.
We discussed the latest laptop models, PC games and digital cameras as they fed us info about day-to-day life and the doings of the late Great Leader (Kim Il-song) and present Dear Leader (his son, Kim Jong-il).