April 16, 2024
Analysis

The symbolic value of Kim Il Sung’s pistols for N. Koreans

Commemorative war pistols could foretell N. Korea's future direction, says Sejong Institute researcher

On Wednesday North Korea’s state-run news portal Uriminzokkiri posted a video of Kim Il Sung’s two pistols, believed to have been used by the Great Leader himself during his guerrilla campaign against Imperial Japan.

Now safely displayed inside the glass gallery of the Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang, these old guns bear more symbolic meaning for North Koreans than most realize.

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