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
North Korea's Kim dynasty: the making of a personality cult
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
This picture is common in North Korea-. Notice one of the kids is actually holding a gun.