Kim Jong-un’s Catchphrase?

June 8th, 2011
2

How Kim Jong-un will rise to power is the subject of supposition. ‘How’, in the sense that he still has a few hurdles to clear before being secure in his position,- a testy military and/or pitchfork-wielding peasants, and ‘how’, in terms of which ‘catchphrase’ might accompany his rise to power.

Some observers are wondering how

You have reached your limit of 5 free articles this month. Subscribe today for unlimited access. Prices start from just $2.88 per week
Existing users, please sign in here:
Remember Me

Recommended for You

National unification, or national reconciliation?

National unification, or national reconciliation?

The shock visit of a North Korean “troika” to South Korea to jump-start the stalled inter-Korean dialogue bewildered North Korea watchers worldwide – as the visit was obviously spontaneous and t…

October 14th, 2014
2
Manchuria: The third Korea

Manchuria: The third Korea

It is obvious now that there are two Koreas in the world. There is another area, though, that is often referred to as the third Korea: large parts of Northeast China, near the Sino-Korean border, wher…

October 9th, 2014
1

About the Author

Konrad Mathesius



Join the discussion

  • Anonymous

    At the moment, Kim Jong-un does not need a catchphrase. No reform is planned, no change in circumstances is envisaged.
    For the time being, he can simply “refine” the theory of Seongun, like
    his father did with Juche. Later, when the general situation changes
    (i.e. the Korean War ended/resumed, the Sunshine Policy revitalised,
    NK’s domestic economy improved/collapsed, etc.) Kim Jong-un will have an
    incentive to profess something completely new and different. The best
    policy, and the catchword, would be Seonmin [先民] or “People First”…

  • Leonid_Petrov

    At the moment, Kim Jong-un does not need a catchphrase. No reform is planned, no change in circumstances is envisaged.
    For the time being, he can simply “refine” the theory of Seongun, like
    his father did with Juche. Later, when the general situation changes
    (i.e. the Korean War ended/resumed, the Sunshine Policy revitalised,
    NK’s domestic economy improved/collapsed, etc.) Kim Jong-un will have an
    incentive to profess something completely new and different. The best
    policy, and the catchword, would be Seonmin [先民] or “People First”…