A Study on Rule Behavior‘'s Nature of Kim Jong-un in North Korea
Kim Jong-il, North Korea's "Dear Leader", was in the process of grooming Kim Jong-un as his successor when he died on 17 December 2011. Kim Jongun took on the mantle of North Korea's supreme leadership with little political or military experience behind him. Immediately after his father's death, the younger Kim was hailed as "the great successor". Mr Kim made his first public speech as North Korea marked the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Kim Ilsung on 15 April 2012, praising the "military first" doctrine and vowing the time his nation could be threatened was "forever over".
"Superiority in military technology is no longer monopolised by imperialists," he said, adding: "We have to make every effort to reinforce the people's armed forces."
One South Korean government official said Kim Jong-un is trying to "erase all traces of his father's rule" 11 months after stepping into power and "replacing top brass with officers who are loyal to him alone." By the end of 2013, three defence ministers and four chiefs of the army's general staff had been replaced and five of the seven men who had escorted his father's hearse two years earlier had been purged, with his uncle Jang Sung-taek one of the most prominent. Jang Sung-taek is believed to have been executed by machine gun.
Key-words: Rule Behavior‘its Nature of Kim Jong-un, military first, erase all traces of Kim Jong-il's rule.