On former leader Kim Jong-il’s birthday, Christopher Richardson examines the way epic accounts of heroic feats formed a foundation for the totalitarian state
Common picture in North Korea. Notice one kid holding a gun?
the faces should be changed, but this is the gist, murals of a figurehead dictator would be posted on government buildings
The Dear Leader uses his image as a stamp of his absolute authority over North Korea while outside the Hermit Kingdom, his likeness symbolizes tyranny and oppression