14 stories about Kim Jong Il



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Bizarre dictators may come and go, but there is only one Democratic People's Republic of Korea and one Kim Jong-Il, whom 80,000 facebook updates noted is "no longer ill, he's dead." Not to make light of North Korea's situation, starvation is rampant, electricity in short supply and the dictatorship remains a tightly controlled society dedicated to maintaining a relatively huge army. Three years of mourning sounds like it could be rough. Yet, the closed nature of North Korea and oddness of the deceased great leader make for great online reading. At the end of the day, was Jong-Il so different from us? He liked fresh sushi, fine wine, exotic women and spy movies. I rest my case. Here's what I've been shuffling through.

Kim Jong-Il looking at things

The high life of an evil dictator

How Kim Jong-Il became the world's most successful dictator

North Koreans weeping hysterically over the death of Kim Jong-il‬

Economist covers: Kim Jong Il 

Editorial: Time to push North Korea to disarm

Vice visits North Korean Labor Camps in Siberia - Part 6

10 weird bits about Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong-un profile

Strangest things about Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong Il dropping the bass

Kim Jong Il in photos

Lings speak out

Farewell, Earthlings


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