Kim Jong Il


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Kim Jong Il:

see under Kim Il SungKim Il Sung
, 1912–94, North Korean political leader, chief of state of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (1948–94); originally named Kim Sung Chu. While fighting Japanese occupation forces in the 1930s, he adopted the name Kim Il Sung after a famous Korean
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Kim Jong Il

born 1942, Korean politician; ruler of North Korea from 1994, official head of state from 1998: son of Kim Il Sung
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Kim Jong Un, head bowed and sombre in a dark overcoat, stood watching from a balcony at the Grand People's Study House overlooking Kim Il Sung Square, flanked by the top party and military officials and Kim Jong Il's younger sister.
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