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Kim Il-sung

Kim Il-sung

Kim Il-sung was the leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, commonly referred to as North Korea, for 46 years, from its establishment in 1948 until 1994. He held the posts of Prime Minister from 1948 to 1972 and President from 1972. He was also the leader of the Workers' Party of Korea from 1949 to 1994. He authorized the invasion of South Korea in 1950, triggering a defense of South Korea by the United Nations led by the United States. ... more on Wikipedia

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