Kim Jong-il

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Kim Jong Il

also Kim Jong-il  (jŏng′ ĭl′) 1941-2011.
Korean politician and head of state of North Korea (1994-2011).
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Kim Jong-il

(kɪm dʒɔŋiːl)
n
(Biography) 1942–2011, North Korean politician; supreme leader of North Korea (1994–2011): son of Kim Il-sung
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When Kim Jong Un, then in his late 20s, inherited the dictatorship after the 2011 death of his father, Kim Jong II, some hoped that he might improve relations with the international community.
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