No Motherland Without Him? – The Statues of Kim Jong-il

August 10th, 2012

Statues of any national leader are usually only built many years after their death and symbolize a specific period in a nation’s history. The statue of Lincoln in Washington or Churchill outside Westminster are typical examples of this. However, in North Korea, statues of the leaders have taken on a different purpose and meaning. They

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  • Adam Cathcart

    Tremendous article; very helpful indeed.  Was the April 21 Pyongyang Times picture of the statue revealed at “Exhibition House of the Military Hardware of the Korean People’s Army” also published digitally in Rodong Sinmun?  Extremely interesting artifact — thanks again!