With all of the uncertainty surrounding North Korea this might help with your understanding of how the Kim family came to power and maintains that power.

The life of a typical North Korean is so different from the typical life of someone here in the US that it is hard to really understand. The poorest of the poor here would be fabulously rich in North Korea.

North Korea
North Korea, Kim Jong Un

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/9-things-you-should-know-about-north-korea#When:2017-06-24T05:10:00+00:00

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