Korean Conflict Ii


Korean Conflict II
July 10, 2009

Kim Jong -il
Kim Jong-il is the Chairman of the National Defense Commission, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, and General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea which has been   the ruling party since 1948. He succeeded his father Kim Il-sung, founder of North Korea, who died in 1994, and commands the fourth largest standing army in the world. North Korea officially refers to him as the Dear Leader. Kim Jong-il was born in the village of Vyatskoye, near Khabarovsk, in 1941. His father, Kim Il-sung, commanded the 1st Battalion of the Soviet 88th Brigade. The unit consisted of Chinese and Korean exiles. Kim- il Sung began gradually preparing Kim Jong- il as heir apparent since 1971. Following the death of Kim -il Sung on July 8, 1994, Kim Jong -il inherited supreme power. Kim Jong-il micro manages every detail of government business. Kim Jong-il has created a system of summarizing all accounts of events from all over North Korea into a daily report format during consolidation of his power within the party. Even county and municipal parties are to report directly to the party center if the event is deemed significant enough to warrant his attention.
Kim Jong-il's impatience and extemporaneous behavior contrasts obviously with Kim Il-Sung's magnanimity and charisma. The elder Kim was mindful of advice from others, while Kim Jong-il is arrogant and self centered in policy decisions. In addition, the junior Kim does not take kindly to criticism or opinions different from his own. Kim Jong-il's personality can be characterized by suspicion, and is extremely emotional in his expression of his likes and dislikes, which borders on double personality.
Kim’s personality type appears to be Pragmatic. The pragmatic personality type is a take charge person; their views is the way things will probably get done; they listen to others points of view out of courtesy or intellectual...