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Kim Jong-un
김정은
Supreme Leader o North Korea
Incumbent
Assumed office
17 December 2011
Premier Choe Yong-rim
Pak Pong-ju
Precedit bi Kim Jong-il
First Secretary o the Wirkers' Pairty o Korea
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 Aprile 2012
Deputy Kim Yong-nam
Choe Yong-rim
Choe Ryong-hae
Ri Yong-ho
Precedit bi Kim Jong-il (general secretary)
First Chairman o the Naitional Defence Commission
Incumbent
Assumed office
13 Aprile 2012
Deputy Kim Yong-chun
Ri Yong-mu
Jang Song-thaek
O Kuk-ryol
Precedit bi Kim Jong-il (Chairman)
Supreme Commander o the Korean Fowk's Airmy
Incumbent
Assumed office
30 December 2011[1]
Precedit bi Kim Jong-il
Chairman o the Central Militar Commission
Incumbent
Assumed office
11 Aprile 2012
Actin: 17 December 2011 – 11 Aprile 2012
Deputy Choe Ryong-hae
Ri Yong-ho
Precedit bi Kim Jong-il
Vice Chairman o the Central Militar Commission
In office
28 September 2010 – 11 Aprile 2012
Serving with Ri Yong-ho
Leader Kim Jong-il
Precedit bi Position established
Succeeded by Choe Ryong-hae
Ri Yong-ho
Personal details
Born 8 Januar 1983 or 1984 (age 30–31)[2]
Pyongyang, Democratic Fowkrepublic o Korea
Poleetical pairty Wirkers' Pairty o Korea
Spoose(s) Ri Sol-ju
Alma mater Kim Il-sung Varsity
Kim Il-sung Militar Varsity
Signatur
Military service
Allegiance Banner o North Korea Democratic Fowkrepublic o Korea
Years o service 2010–present
Rank Marshal o the Republic (공화국원수, Konghwaguk wonsu)
Commands Supreme Commander
Kim Jong-un
Chosŏn'gŭl
Hancha [3]
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chŏngŭn
Revised Romanization Gim Jeong(-)eun

Kim Jong-un[4] Korean pronunciation: [kimdʑʌŋɯn] (born 8 Januar 1983 or 1984)[5]—also romanised as Kim Jong-eun, Kim Jong Un or Kim Jung-eun[6]—is the supreme leader o North Korea, the son o Kim Jong-il (1941–2011) an the grandson o Kim Il-sung (1912–1994). He haes held the titles o the First Secretary o the Wirkers' Pairty o Korea, the Chairman o the Central Militar Commission, First Chairman o the Naitional Defence Commission o North Korea, the Supreme Commander o the Korean Fowk's Airmy, an also a presidium member o the Central Politburo o the Wirkers' Pairty o Korea. He wis offeecially declared the supreme leader followin the state funeral for his faither on 28 December 2011.[7] He is the third an yoongest son of Kim Jong-il an his consort Ko Young-hee.[8] Frae late 2010, Kim Jong-un wis viewed as heir apparent tae the leadership o the naition, an followin his faither's daith, he wis annoonced as the "Great Successor" bi North Korean state televeesion.[9] At Kim Jong-il's memorial service, North Korean Chairman o the Supreme Fowk's Assembly Kim Yong-nam declared that "Respectit Comrade Kim Jong-un is oor pairty, militar an kintra's supreme leader who inherits great comrade Kim Jong-il's ideology, leadership, character, virtues, grit an courage".[10] On 30 December 2011 the Politburo o the Wirkers' Pairty o Korea formally appointit Kim as the Supreme Commander o the Korean Fowk's Airmy.[1] On 11 Aprile 2012, the 4t Pairty Conference electit him tae the newly creatit post o First Secretar o the Wirkers' Pairty o Korea.

He wis promotit tae the rank o marshal o the DPRK in the Korean Fowk's Airmy on 18 July 2012, consolidatin his position as the supreme commander o the airmed forces.[11] He obtained twa degrees, ane in pheesics at Kim Il-sung Varsity an anether at the Kim Il-sung Militar Varsity.[12][13] At 30–31 years o age, he is the warld's yoongest heid o state.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "N.Korea declares Kim Jong-Un commander of military". Agence France-Presse. 30 December 2011. Archived from the original on 8 January 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  2. Chico Harlan (7 January 2012). "For Kim Jong Eun, a choreographed rise". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. (Korean)"[北 막오른 김정은 시대]조선중앙통신 보도, 金正銀(X) 金正恩". Naver. 2 October 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
  4. (Korean)""청년대장 김정은"... 북 후계자 시사 벽보 찍혔다". Kyunghyang Shinmun. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 2 December 2010. 
  5. "Profile: Kim Jong-un". BBC News. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  6. Note: until recently, Jong Eun's name had been spelled differently in both Korean and English, causing him to become known as Jong-Woon. The Korean News Service refers to him as Kim Jong Un, while South Korean media is using Eun presently. Daily NK.
  7. North Korea tells rival SKorea and other nations not to expect any change, despite new leader. The Associated Press (via Yahoo! News). 29 December 2011. Ca.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  8. Moore, Malcom. Kim Jong-un: a profile of North Korea's next leader. The Daily Telegraph. 2 June 2009
  9. Alastair Gale (18 December 2011). "Kim Jong Il Has Died". The Wall Street Journal Asia. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  10. "Kim Jong Il son declared 'supreme leader' of North Korea's people, party and military". Washington Post. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 29 December 2011. [deid airtin]
  11. "North Korea's Kim Jong-un named 'marshal'". BBC News. 18 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  12. Kim Jong Un makes first appearance since father's death (Los Angeles Times, 20 December 2011). Latimesblogs.latimes.com (20 December 2011). Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  13. Powell, Bill. (22 December 2011) The Generals Who Will Really Rule North Korea (TIME, 22 December 2011). Time.com. Retrieved 1 January 2012.