Description: North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il’s death leaves questions about the future of the country and the state of affairs in the Far East.
Source: Anonymous, “North Korea’s Kim Jong Il Dies at 69,” USA Today
Date: December 19, 2011
Questions for discussion:
- The video shows various scenes from Kim Jong Il’s nearly two decades in power. What are your general perceptions of his leadership? Was he an effective leader?
- From what bases of power did Kim operate?
- How would you characterize Kim’s leadership style?