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SEOUL - The Internet is virtually banned, there's no free press and listening to foreign radio is illegal - if any country can build a Stalinist-style personality cult in the digital era, it's North Korea. Following the death of its longtime "Dear Leader" Kim Jong-Il on December 17, the repressive communist regime's propaganda machine has swung into action to burnish the image of his youngest son and successor, Jong-Un. The North's official news agency reported that on Sunday Jong-Un sent hot sweet drinks to mourners braving wintry conditions to pay their respects to his late father. "He is such a meticulous and tender-hearted man," it said. "The loving care repeatedly shown by Kim Jong-Un for people when the whole nation is overcome with sorrow will be conveyed to posterity as a legend about love for people." The previous day Jong-Un was hailed for rushing fresh fish to t...

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