After key promotions, Kim Jong Un’s power over North Korea may be diminishing
North Korea recently shattered history & decentralized power by appointing two new marshals to the Korean People’s Army
On Oct. 5, 2020, two elite North Korean officials were promoted, marking a very important day for the DPRK. Chief of Staff Pak Jong Chon and vice chairman of the Central Committee, Ri Pyong Chol, became marshals of the Korean People’s Army (KPA).
This is arguably one of the most significant promotions of the Kim Jong Un era, and it has major implications for power dynamics at the top. The move could also be a sign that Supreme Leader Kim’s power is diminishing, while the elite directly below him are starting to reassert themselves and rise up
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