Daily Double: The Path to Power in Pyongyang

With the death a few weeks ago of North Korea dictator Kim Jong-il, his son Kim Jong-un “inherits great comrade Kim Jong-il’s ideology, leadership, character, virtues, grit and courage” and, of course, power.

While North Korea is notoriously opaque when it comes to reading the political tea leaves, it’s at least arguable that Kim Jong-un’s path to power has been set up over the preceding months by a flurry of executions.

For our next two posts, we note two whose politics were wrong enough to die this time last year.

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