The DPRK, better known as North Korea, is a nation which, in the name of Juche Idea (the official state ideology, usually translated in “self-reliance”) has isolated itself from the rest of the world and indeed is one of the most difficult to access for foreigners.
North Korea was established in 1948, with the 38th parallel chosen as a demarcation line with South Korea, and the “Great Leader” Kim Il-sung at the helm. After his death in 1994, the nation was ruled by his son Kim Jong-il who died in December 2011 and was succeeded by his son Kim Jong-un.
Transition of power is always a big issue in non democratic regimes: in fact Kim Jong-il was seen alongside his father for 14 years and the succession between the two appeared natural to the people but the main question for the future of the Kim regime is how the North Koreans will accept as a leader a young boy of whom they ignored the name and the face untill recently.
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