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date: 20 October 2019

Kim Jong Il (b. Chabarovsk, USSR, 16 Feb. 1942; d. near Pyongyang, 17 Dec. 2011) Leader of North Korea 1994–2011 

Source:
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author(s):

Christopher Riches,

Jan Palmowski

Kim's political career was an accident of birth. As the son of North Korea's paramount leader, *Kim Il Sung... ...

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