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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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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.
They are songbun, or "socio-economic" or "class background," and Kim-Il-song sangsa, or "the thought of Kim Il-song.