Inside the Hermit Kingdom: The grim present and uncertain future of North Korea [NOOK Book]

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Kim Jung-un has big shoes to fill.

His grandfather Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea, was so omnipotent that the constitution was amended after his death to keep the preserved corpse of the "Supreme Leader Eternal" nominally in power.

His father Kim Jong-il had 25 years to prepare to take over but his sudden death last December robbed the younger Kim of the chance to annoint himself with the dynastic myth of his forbearers. The sudden ...

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Inside the Hermit Kingdom: The grim present and uncertain future of North Korea

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Overview

Kim Jung-un has big shoes to fill.

His grandfather Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea, was so omnipotent that the constitution was amended after his death to keep the preserved corpse of the "Supreme Leader Eternal" nominally in power.

His father Kim Jong-il had 25 years to prepare to take over but his sudden death last December robbed the younger Kim of the chance to annoint himself with the dynastic myth of his forbearers. The sudden ascension of the young Kim has placed a new focus on North Korea with its nuclear capability and the world’s fifth largest military. Will Kim Jong-un resort to brute violence to assert his authority?

Peter Goodspeed, the National Post’s senior international affairs writer and a veteran of two tours of the ultra-secretive nation, takes you inside the hermit kingdom.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781927402122
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 907,339
  • File size: 203 KB

Meet the Author

Peter Goodspeed is an award-winning reporter with the National Post. He specializes in foreign affairs writing and has worked as a foreign correspondent and foreign editor for 25 years. He has reported from 64 countries and covered 23 conflicts ranging from the Falklands War to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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