Kim Jong Il anoints next leader of North Korea - his youngest son
t is one of the most powerful and dangerous jobs in the world and, for decades, foreign politicians, academics and spies have speculated over who will one day succeed to it. It brings with it absolute power over 24 million people, the command of a fanatical, nuclear-equipped army of a million men and a brutal state security apparatus. And yesterday the man who is likely to inherit it emerged from the shadows â€“ a little-known 25-year-old with a European education and fondness for sushi, German cars and baseball.
Reports from North and South Korea yesterday appeared to confirm what until now has been only rumour â€“ that Kim Jong Un, the youngest son of the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Il, is being lined up to inherit his fatherâ€™s title. It would be the second hereditary succession in the last remaining totalitarian communist dictatorship â€“ and sets the scene for a period of extreme instability in one...
Has a "fondness for sushi, German cars and baseball". Seems like he has a hankering for the things of "the decadent west". He`s the very man to be the leader of a very large Union. Someone we can all look up to.