WorldViews: North Korea ordered citizens named Kim Jong Un to change their names, says new report

By Ishaan Tharoor, December 3, 2014

Kim Jong Un, North Korea's young dictator, sits at the top of a nation that for decades has enshrined the ruling Kim dynasty as demigods. The personality cult that surrounds the hermit kingdom's leadership is one of the strange realities of this pariah state, spawning eerie totalitarian spectacles and the most vigorous displays of clapping the world has ever seen.

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