When did Kim Jong-un become supreme leader of North Korea? – 2017

When did Kim Jong-un become supreme leader of North Korea?




2011

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un assumed power after his father, Kim Jong-il, passed away in 2011 following a long stint as supreme leader since 1994.





Kim Jong-un is the third in a familial succession of leaders, with his grandfather, Kim Il-sung, holding highest office in North Korea since the country was established until his death. Known for his willingness to display the country’s destructive power via nuclear bomb tests, Kim Jong-un has reportedly continued human rights violations started under his father and executed or removed all who could challenge his rule. Source: Biography.com

Kim Jong-un is the Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and supreme leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea. Kim is the second child of Kim Jong-il and his consort Ko Yong-hui. Wikipedia




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