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How Kim Jong Un's early childhood set him up to become North Korea's ruthless leader

Though North Korea has been under the dynastic rule of the Kim family since the close of World War II, Kim Jong Un, the country's current leader, was never promised the throne after his father's death. According to Evan Osnos' new report in the New Yorker, Kim rose to power mainly through "attitude and aggression" and displaying an "inner strength" from an early age. His half brothers Kim Jong Nam and Kim Jong Chol tended towards playfulness and meakness, but Kim Jong-un would wear Soviet military uniforms to his birthday as a child, according to Osnos.
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