North Korea has long been a powder keg of trouble in the Eastern world, and there is a great, new uncertainty about just what could transpire there in the coming weeks.
The DPRK is a reclusive nation by nature, hoping to hide their atrocities from the world through stringent isolationism and a refusal to participate in the global community with any sort of benevolence. Instead, the incredibly poor and hungry people of North Korea are essentially hidden from the world, left to starve to death by their leaders who live in opulence.
Those who do find a way to speak out are rounded up, along with their families, and tossed into literal concentration camps.
Now, as if things in the dainty dictatorship couldn’t get any worse, it appears as though their dear leader is on his death bed.
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North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has fallen into a coma, a former South Korean official is claiming on the heels of reports that the northern leader has ceded some of his power to his younger sister.
Chang Song-min, a former aide to late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, has alleged that the Hermit Kingdom’s honcho has become seriously ill amid speculation about his limited public appearances this year, the Mirror reported.
“I assess him to be in a coma, but his life has not ended,” he told South Korean media.
The former aide added that the leader’s younger sister, Kim Yo Jong, was poised to help lead the country.
There is no clear succession setup for such a situation, so Kim Yo Jong’s leadership may or may not continue in the coming weeks, but this uncertainty certainly doesn’t bode well for the already-impoverished and suffering North Korean people.
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