North Korea in Transition: From Dictatorship to Dynasty

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North Korea in Transition: From Dictatorship to Dynasty

By Tai Sung An
Greenwood Press, 1983
212 pp. $29.95
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This is one of the most carefully researched and thoughtful accounts of political life in North Korea yet written. There is a particularly good section on the dynastic succession: Kim Il-song's efforts to elevate his son Kim Chong-il to the position of future Great Leader.