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Unformatted text preview: 5- Using a leader of your choice; research these areas as to how:a. Position- how was he or she elected or ascended to this positionKim Il-sungwas ascended into his leadership position throughout his life. He was born April 15, 1912 and died July 8, 1994. He was a Koreancommunist, and later Juche, politician who led North Koreafrom its founding in 1948 until his death (DailyNK.com, 2008). He is now known as the Eternal President of the Republic (Sinmum, 2009).He held the posts of Prime Ministerfrom 1948 to 1972 and Presidentfrom 1972 to his death. He was also the General Secretaryof the Workers Party of Korea(Columbia University Press, 1998). All in which we became a part of because of his networks and allies.It is widely believed that Kim was selected over several more qualified candidates because he had no ties to the native Communist movement (Becker, 2005)Kim would heavily embellish his guerrilla feats in order to build up his personality cult (Becker, 2005)Kim's hold on power was rather shaky. To strengthen it, he claimed that the United States deliberately spread diseases among the North Korean population. While Moscow and Beijing later determined that these charges were false, they continued to...
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