Kim 101: How well do you know North Korea's leaders?

North Korea's new supreme leader Kim Jong-un appears to be securing his hold on the country's reins last held by his father, Kim Jong-il. Observers of his recent speech, his first as leader, say that he seems to be imitating his grandfather, the country's founder, Kim Il-sung, in mannerism and appearance in order to instill confidence and control. But the Kims are known as much for their eccentricities and cults of personality as they are for their iron-fisted rule. How well do you know Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il, and Kim Jong-un?

By , Correspondent

1. The Kims have ruled North Korea since it became a country in 1948. North Korea is about the size of what US state?

Pennsylvania and North Korea are both about 46,000 square miles in size. In contrast, Pennsylvania’s GDP is around $550 billion; North Korea’s is about $12 billion.

Pennsylvania and North Korea are both about 46,000 square miles in size. In contrast, Pennsylvania’s GDP is around $550 billion; North Korea’s is about $12 billion.

Pennsylvania and North Korea are both about 46,000 square miles in size. In contrast, Pennsylvania’s GDP is around $550 billion; North Korea’s is about $12 billion.

Pennsylvania and North Korea are both about 46,000 square miles in size. In contrast, Pennsylvania’s GDP is around $550 billion; North Korea’s is about $12 billion.

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Delaware

 

Kansas

 

Pennsylvania

 

Texas

 
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