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What is ‘Kimjongunism’? North Korea’s Kim Jong-un formulates doctrine

Kim objects to several components of his father and grandfather’s system, particularly the one that ties the successor’s legitimacy to his predecessors’ reverence.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, 37, has erected images of the country’s most respected founder, Kim Il-sung and his predecessor as senior leader, Kim Jong-il, in the massive Pyongyang buildings.

The term ‘Kimjongunism’ is being promoted at official gatherings, according to the South Korean intelligence service, and Kim is referred to as the ‘Supreme Leader’ in state media, a topic often reserved for his grandfather Kim Il-sung.

Experts think that this decision reflects Kim’s determination to establish her own dictatorship, since her predecessors have been a symbol of Kim’s monarchy to this day.


Kim argues for a few parts of the system of her father and grandfather, especially those that include the legitimacy of the follower and the respect of her predecessors.

The current leader aspires to be a dictator himself.

The Kim dynasty has long been known for honoring their ancestors, and critics say the act is unparalleled.

However, in an effort to downplay his ancestral views and legitimately, Kim Il-sung was banned by the writings of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Joseph Stalin.


According to The Times, the new move shows that Kim feels secure in her grip of power a month before the 10th anniversary of her rise to power.

NK News spoke to Fyodor Tertitskiy, a North Korean specialist at Kookmin University in Seoul, who said: ‘The signal will not be clearer.’

In the 1970’s, the term ‘Kimilsungism’ came to be used to describe the beliefs of Kim’s grandfather.

The term ‘Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism’ was coined in the next decade to describe the relationship between the founder of the world and his visible heir.


Kim Il-sung’s contribution to creativity, innovation, and transformation in national and international thought is expressed in world philosophy, ‘juche,’ meaning self-confidence.

The spiritual principles of Kim’s two ancestors have also given their names to history, which raises uncertainty about what Kimjongunism will choose.

Kimjongilia is a begonia, and Kimilsungia is a purple orchie.


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