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Kumsusan Palace of the Sun in Pyongyang, North Korea

This palace was Kim II Sung's official residence until his son, Kim Jung Il, had it redeveloped as a mausoleum for his father and himself. This is a very sacred site in North Korea. Visitors are required to wear formal attire and no open footwear is permitted. Show More Summary

Would You Like A Side Of Propaganda? Lunch At A North Korean Restaurant

North Korean karaoke videos in the background, decent food and a free copy of the works of Kim Il Sung: a dispatch from inside one of Pyongyang's currency-making outposts.

The North Korean-born sons of an American defector speak. In Korean.

10 months agoNews : BlogPost

Their names are Ted and James, and they look like the kinds of men you might bump into on the streets of Richmond, Va., where their father was born. But they’re speaking perfect North Korean, and wearing badges of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the first two leaders of North Korea, over their […]

The North Korean Workers' Party Congress

The seventh Workers' Party of North Korea congress has just ended, the first since 1980 when the nations' first leader, Kim Il Sung, announced that his son, Kim Jong Il, would succeed him, which he did in 1994. This congress was convened by his son, the 33-year old Kim Jong Un, who has used it to consolidate his power. Show More Summary

BGEA Blasts North Korea's Claim That Billy Graham Called Kim Il Sung a 'God'

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is calling out North Korean media for reporting a false claim that world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham once said that former communist leader Kim Il Sung "might be a God."

North Korean state media says Billy Graham thought Kim Il Sung was ‘God’

11 months agoNews : BlogPost

To mark the 104th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung on Friday, state newspaper Rodong Sinmun made a bold proclamation: Even foreign religious leaders think Kim is comparable to a god. It's not so surprising that a North Korean state paper would suggest that Kim was a deity – the founder of the North Korean state and his family are […]

Seoul Says North Korea’s Launch of a Missile Appears to Have Failed

11 months agoPolitics / US Politics : The Page

The launch attempt was timed with the birthday the communist nation's founder, Kim Il Sung

North Koreans Celebrate Unconfirmed H-Bomb Test

last yearNews : Reason

Thousands of North Koreans gathered in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on Friday to celebrate their country's purported detonation of a hydrogen bomb. While the blast that registered from North Korea is consistent with a nuclear test,...Show More Summary

North Korean defector trained in propaganda art now uses it to mock rulers

Sun Mu spreads paper painted with the names Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il over the concrete floor of an art gallery. He lays the broad sheet at the gallery's entrance so that to view his work, visitors must step on the names of North Korea's late leaders, spreading dirt from their shoes into names...

North Korea at 70: Just how 'communist' is the DPRK these days?

[youtube:pASlKgPKO5E] 10 October 2015 was officially the 70th anniversary of the Korean Workers Party (KWP), the North Korean communist party. This past weekend saw a huge military parade through Kim Il Sung Square (the central plaza of Pyongyang). Show More Summary

North Korea Says It's Ready For War With Massive Military Parade

North Korea is "ready to fight any kind of war" waged by the U.S., leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday, and the hermit kingdom had a giant military parade to prove it. The procession in capital Pyongyang's main Kim Il Sung Square marked...Show More Summary

Syria Names A Park After Kim Jong Un's Grandpa

2 years agoNews : Huffington Post

North Koreans gathered Monday in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where authorities held a ceremony dedicating a park to the Hermit Kingdom's late founder, Kim Il Sung. Members of the North Korean embassy watched as official Fairouz Moussa...Show More Summary

In North Korea, there’s a new growth industry: statues of Kim Jong Il

2 years agoNews : BlogPost

In North Korea, there’s no escaping the Kim family. “Eternal President” Kim Il Sung continues to reign — according to North Korean lore — 21 years after his death. His son, “Dear Leader” Kim Jong Il, died in 2011 but lies in state with his father in a huge mausoleum the size of Buckingham Palace […]

Did the North Korean Founder's Portrait Disappear From Pyongyang?

The image of Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea, was not featured at the new Pyongyang International Airport terminal, which Kim Jong Un dedicated to his father, Kim Jong Il.

North Korea Releases An Instructional Dance Video

2 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“It shows how to perform a variety of moves for the country’s traditional mass dance events, like this one, that took place on May 1 in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang.”

The Second-Most Megalomaniacal Dictator on Earth

Everyone knows the world's most megalomaniacal dictator. That would be Kim Jong Un of the North Korean hermit kingdom, also known as “The Precious Leader,” son of the “The Dear Leader,” Kim Jong Il. His grandfather, Kim Il Sung, is still...Show More Summary

When the Hermit Kingdom Turned Ugly

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

Blaine Harden recounts the fractured fairy tale origins of North Korea through the stories of the Stalinist tyrant Kim Il Sung and fighter pilot No Kum Sok who fled the kingdom.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up

North Korean Arc de Triomphe—a monument by Kim Il Sung in honor of... Kim Il Sung It's a vacation week for many of the pundit regulars, which could be a net positive in the fight for reason. However, not everyone decided to sleep in. Jimmy...Show More Summary

North Korea Just Rejected A UN Human Rights Resolution And Threw A Spectacular Parade To Celebrate

Thousands of North Koreans gathered in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang on Tuesday to show their support for their government's rejection of a recent UN resolution on human rights in North Korea. Kim Ki Nam, Secretary of the Central Committee...Show More Summary

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