28 Dec '11, 3am

Kim Jong Un may have been named successor, but Kim Jong Il's sister could be the one pulling the reins

On Dec 17, North Korea announced that its supreme "Dear Leader", Kim Jong-il, had died on a train carrying him on one of the many inspection tours that he had taken since suffering a stroke in 2008 - evidently part of the regime's effort to eliminate concerns about his health. The Dear Leader's death triggered a hereditary transfer of power, with the world's attention focused not only on Kim Jong Il's son and chosen successor, Mr Kim Jong Un, but also on who will actually turn out to be the country's true leader. Although Kim Jong Il received his reign from his own father, North Korea's founder, Kim Il Sung, history suggests that a clean transfer from father to son is the exception rather than the rule. In the 13th century, Minamoto Sanetomo became the third Shogun of Japan of the Kamakura Period, thus placing him at the top of samurai society at the age of 12. Actual powe...

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