The Kim Dynasty

  • The Birth of the Kim Dynasty

    The Birth of the Kim Dynasty
    The first of the Kim Dynasty, Kim Il-sung is born in today's capital of North Korea, Pyongyang. Kim Il Sung Portrait-2.jpg
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    Sung establishes the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the northern half of the Korean peninsula. www.shmoop.comKim Il-
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    invades South Korea. www.mtholyoke.eduKorea
  • Kim Jong-il

    Kim Jong-il
    Kim Jong-il is elected to the Political Bureau of the Workers Party's Central Committee and formally becomes North Korea's future leader. www.theguardian.com
  • Korean People's Army

    Korean People's Army
    Kim Jong-il is named Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army. blogs.cfr.org
  • Shift in Power

    Shift in Power
    Kim Il-sung dies of a heart attack and Kim Jong Il inherits his power as the leader of North Korea. commons.wikimedia.org
  • Workers' Party

    Workers' Party
    Kim Jong-il is named General Secretary of the Workers' Party. en.wikipedia.org
  • Nuclear Threat

    Nuclear Threat
    The US imposes new sanctions on North Korea in a bid to stem Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. en.wikipedia.org
  • Military Parade

    Military Parade
    Kim Jong-Un makes his public debut as the third in line to lead the Kim Dynasty. He makes his public debut as what is believed is the largest military parade the communist state has ever staged. The celebration in Pyongyang marks the 65th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party but also serves as a coming-out party for the younger Kim. blogs.sacbee.com
  • Kim Jong-nam Speaks Out

    Kim Jong-nam Speaks Out
    Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of Kim Jong Il, says he opposes a hereditary transfer of power to his youngest half-brother, when the time comes for this transfer to be made. www.dailymail.co.uk
  • The End of a Dynasty?

    The End of a Dynasty?
    Kim Jong-nam says his father opposed continuing the family dynasty into a third generation but named his youngest son as heir to keep the country stable. www.rediff.com
  • "The Day of the Sun"

    "The Day of the Sun"
    North Koreans honour the country's founder, Kim Il-sung, on the 99th anniversary of his birth. It is the nation's most important holiday and it's known as "The Day of the Sun." www.examiner.com
  • The Last Reign?

    The Last Reign?
    Kim Jong-Il's death is announced at the age of 69 in the capital city of Pyonyang, and so begins the third generation of the Kim Dynasty Kim Jong-un. People believe this could be North Korea's last time having one of the Kim leaders. www.telegraph.co.uk