Kim Jong-Il

Kim Jong-Il


Kim Jong-Il dies – Where do we go from here?

As you probably know by now, North Korea lost their proud dictator Kim Jong-Il over the weekend. His passing came as a surprise to many and raises many questions about the future of this tumultuous nation. The U.S. is watching very closely as the likely successor, Kim Jong-Un (son of the deceased) prepares for the transition in leadership. Kim Jong-Il had ruled North Korea for 17 years after succeeding his own father Kim Il-sung.

Many countries, especially South Korea, are very concerned about what may happen next. Not a lot is known about Kim Jong-Un or what he may decide to do.

While the future remains a mystery for North Korea, it seems to me to be an opportune time to review a little about the history of this controversial country. I’ll start with a very informative info-graphic I found a while back which explains why North Korea is the world’s craziest country:

About North Korea

I’m sure you want some more so here is some great information about traveling to North Korea:

Travel to North Korea

Sounds like paradise, right?

If that isn’t enough for you, here is a great info-graphic about famine in North Korea:

North Korea famine

Land of milk and honey.

That is some pretty wild stuff. But you may also want to check out this info-graphic of Kim Jong-Il’s family. Very interesting.

The family of Kim Jong-Il

One big happy family. How'd you like to go to those family reunions?

Pretty wild huh? Well you might want to also check out this North Korean info to get a better glimpse behind their “Iron Curtain”.

Well, there you have it. All you need to know about North Korea’s past and present. Feel free to share your thoughts on the matter below.


NY Times


I am bored

Korean Culture