gronank wrote:The risk as I see it is if everyone in north korea is more patriotic than self-serving, the successor is delusional with dreams of grandeur and the military is blindly loyal to whoever's in charge.
I've read that the appointed successor has very little respect among the military elite. Remember, Kim Jong-Il had been groomed to be the heir for more than a decade before his father died. Jong-un, on the other hand, was only made heir apparent about a year ago.
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