Public Profiles: North Korea's Supreme Leaders: Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642821705
  • ISBN-13: 9781642821703
  • DDC: 951.930430
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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The 2018 summit meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un brought renewed international attention to North Korea and its leading dynasty. Ruled by three successive generations of the Kim family, North Korea is one of the most authoritarian states in the world. This collection of articles covers the history of their dynasty, including Kim Il-sung's assumption of power in the wake of World War II, the intense cult of personality surrounding him that followed, and the twice-over handoff of power from father to son, first to Kim Jong-il and later to Kim Jong-un. This in-depth coverage presents a tale of human rights abuses, famine, and nuclearization at the hands of three eccentric, unpredictable, and fiercely nationalistic dictators.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Rise of Kim Il-sung.
1: The 38th Parallel.
2: Communist Issue Growing in Korea.
3: North Will Demand Rule of All Korea.
4: North Korea Head Calls Labor Lax.
5: War in Korea.
6: Premier of North Tells Army to Fight to End Against U.N..
The Cult of Kim.
7: North Korean Enigma: Kim Il-sung.
8: North Korea Bids Reds Back Hanoi.
9: Korean Nationalist: Kim Il-sung.
10: North Korea Says the World Hails Kim Il-sung.
11: A Visit to North Korea.
12: Premier's Presence Blankets Pyongyang.
13: Excerpts from Interview with North Korean Premier on Policy Toward the U.S..
14: Absolute Ruler of North Korea.
Grooming an Heir, Building a Dynasty.
15: Son of North Korean Leader Taking a New Step Up.
16: North Korea Leader Plans Huge Fete for Son.
17: The Kim Dynasty's North Korea: A Nation Centered on One Family.
18: For North Korea, A Harsh Portrait.
19: Great Leader to Dear Leader.
20: For the Great Leader at 80, a Great Birthday Bash.
21: Kim Il-sung, Enigmatic ‘Great Leader’ of North Korea for 5 Decades, Dies at 82.
22: Death Doesn't End Rule of Kim Il-sung, ‘Eternal President’.
Kim Jong-il Takes Power.
23: North Korea's Heir Apparent Meets Foreign Diplomats.
24: Blurred Images of North Korea's ‘Junior’.
25: Mourning for North Korea Leader Ends, but Son Is Not Anointed.
26: North Korea's Favorite Son Wins Top Title.
27: North Koreans Officially Inherit Another ‘Great Leader’.
28: Inside the Mind of North Korea's ‘Dear Leader’: First, Pay Attention. And Then Pay Up..
29: Visit Revises Image of North Korean.
Leading the “Axis of Evil”.
30: Choosing The Right Enemies.
31: The Obsessions of Kim Jong-il.
32: The Last Emperor.
33: Korean Leaders Meet in Pyongyang.
34: North Korea Tries to Show Its Leader Is Healthy and in Control.
35: North Korea Takes Steps to Extend Dynastic Rule.
36: Kim Jong-il, Dictator Who Turned North Korea Into a Nuclear State, Dies.
A New Leader Brings Renewed Tensions and Diplomacy.
37: At Huge Rally, North Koreans Declare Kim Their Leader.
38: To Sell a New Leader, North Korea Finds a Mirror Is Handy.
39: North Korean Leader Stresses Need for Strong Military.
40: North Korea's Leader Is Said to Oust Uncle in Power Play.
41: U.S. Confronts Consequences of Underestimating North Korean Leader.
42: Kim Jong-un's Claim of North Korea Hydrogen Bomb Draws Skepticism.
43: Kim Jong-un's Image Shift: from Nuclear Madman to Skillful Leader.
44: Trump and Kim Arrive in Singapore for Historic Summit Meeting.
45: Atrocities Under Kim Jong-un: Indoctrination, Prison Gulags, Executions.
46: What Happened in the Trump-Kim Meeting and Why It Matters.
47: Kim Jong-un Says He Wants Denuclearization in Trump's Current Term.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.