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The status of the ruling Kim family of North Korea, the world's only hereditary totalitarian Stalinist state.
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KIM IL-SUNG: Founder of North Korea, who passed on July 8, 1994 at age 82, stays "Unceasing President" of the state he established with Soviet help after World War Two. REUTERS/Handout
KIM JONG-IL: Known at home as "the Dear Leader," Kim assumed control North Korea in 1994 when his dad and author of the hermitic state Kim Il-sung, known as "the Great Leader," passed on. Kim, who was 69 years of age, kicked the bucket of a heart assault while on a prepare journey.
JANG SONG-THAEK: Jang, wedded to Kim Jong-il's sister, was beforehand viewed as the second most intense man in the cryptic state behind Kim Jong-un, before being executed after an uncommon military tribunal discovered him blameworthy of injustice. REUTERS/KCNA
KIM KYONG-HUI: Younger sister of North Korean pioneer Kim Jong-il remains a piece of the present administration's internal hover, even after the execution of her better half, Jang Song-taek. REUTERS/KCNA
LI IL-NAM: The nephew of Kim Jong-il's ex, referred to in South Korea as Lee Han-yong, absconded in 1982 from Europe where he had been examining. Li was shot and injured by two speculated North Korean operators in February 1997 outside his home close Seoul. REUTERS/Stringer
KIM JONG-NAM: The more established stepbrother of North Korean pioneer Kim Jong-un was killed in Malaysia with U.S. authorities trusting he was slaughtered by North Korean operators. Kim was known to spend a lot of his time outside the nation and had stood up openly against his family's dynastic control of the disconnected state. REUTERS/Eriko Sugita
KIM JONG CHOL: Older sibling of Kim Jong Un, Jong Chol is purportedly a music fan who has little enthusiasm for governmental issues. Inquired as to whether Jong Chol, could run North Korea, deserter Thae Yong Ho was doubtful. "Kim Jong Chol has no enthusiasm for governmental issues. He is just inspired by music," Thae said. "He's just inspired by Eric Clapton. On the off chance that he was an ordinary man, I'm certain he'd be a decent expert guitarist".
KIM JONG-UN: Current North Korean pioneer Kim Jong Un, known as "Incomparable Leader", expected power in 2011 after the passing of his dad. Mythmaking for Kim began ahead of schedule with him being depicted as the spitting picture of his granddad and named the "virtuoso of virtuosos" in military issues notwithstanding having no known military experience. KCNA/through Reuters
RI SOL JU: In 2012 North Korean state supporter named Kim Jong-un's better half as Ri Sol-ju, however did not state when the two were hitched. South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said she had been an individual from a troupe of execution specialists and had gotten manners preparing for around six months before going up against the part of first woman, citing a source acquainted with the state's inward workings. REUTERS/KCNA
KIM JONG-SUK: North Korean originator Kim Il-sung and his first spouse Kim Jong-suk brought forth their child Kim Jong-il in 1941. REUTERS/Handout