North Korea's Kim dynasty: the making of a personality cult
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 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
the faces should be changed, but this is the gist, murals of a figurehead dictator would be posted on government buildings