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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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The regime is clearly trying to cultivate that image, as if to make the North Korean people forget the famine and other failures of the Kim Jong-il era and relive the hopeful and relatively well-off era of Kim Ilsung, who died in 1994.
I managed to get to the world's most secretive country 16 years ago at the height of the personality cult of their Great Leader Kim Ilsung. He has since handed over to his even more tyrannical, selfobsessed and oppressive son Kim Jong-il.
1994 - Death of Kim Ilsung. Kim Jong-il succeeds him as leader.