Little is known about the dictator of North Korea but here is what we know. Kim Jong Un went to school in Switzerland, and very little is known about him before he became the dictator. Another possibility is that he didn't actually go to Switzerland, it could have been his older brother instead. Initially, Kim Jong Un was not considered to take up the mantle his father had held, it was intended to go to either his half brother, Kim Jong-Nam, or his older brother, Kim Jong-Chol. However, Kim Jong-Nam was deported from Japan in 2001, and Kim Jong-Chol's reported unmanliness improved Un's chances. After his return to Pyongyang, he is known to have attended the Kim Il-sung Military University, and had dinners with many North Korean officials of high rank. Kim Jong Un’s mother was Kim Jong Un's favorite wife, and called Un “Morning Star King,” In August 2010, when Kim Jong-il visited China, one report said Kim Jong-Un had accompanied his father on the trip. By then he was widely seen as the heir-apparent and when Kim Jong-il died, this was quickly confirmed.
Un made his first public speech as North Korea on the 100th anniversary of the birthday of founder Kim Il-Sung on 15th April 2012, praising the "military first" doctrine and vowing that the time his nation could be threatened was "forever over". "Superiority in military technology is no longer monopolized by imperialists," he said, adding: "We have to make every effort to reinforce the people's armed forces." Un is also widely believed to have ordered the assassination of his half brother. This murder should have gained him very little political power and seems to be a senseless murder. So, this goes to show that Kim Jong Un has had a very interesting life and I don’t think he’s slowing down anytime soon.
Story by Peter Hornaday