Heard of “Kimjongunism”? This is North Korea’s brand new doctrine, coined by Kim Jong-un, World News

To try to get rid of the shadow of its predecessors, Kim jong un ordered the authorities to promote the doctrine of ‘Kimjongunism,‘as well as removing the paintings of his father and grandparents.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, 37, removed portraits of the country’s revered founder, Kim il-sung and his predecessor as supreme leader, Kim jong il, of the main buildings of Pyongyang.

The phrase ‘Kimjongunism‘is promoted in official circles, according to South Korean intelligence, and Kim is called a’ Great Leader ‘in state media, a title usually reserved for his grandfather Kim Il-sung.

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Experts believe the move reflects Kim’s determination to establish his own dictator, with deference to his predecessors so far a hallmark of the Kim Dynasty.

Kim is opposed to several elements of his father and grandfather’s system, in particular the one that links the legitimacy of the successor to respect for his predecessors.

The current ruler aspires to be an authoritarian in his own right.

The Kim family dynasty has long been known for its respect for its ancestors, and analysts say the action is unprecedented.

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However, in an attempt to marginalize his ideological ancestors and establish his own heritage, Kim Il-sung banned the writings of Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, and Joseph Stalin.

According to The Times, the new ruling indicates that Kim feels secure in his grip on power just a month before the tenth anniversary of his assumption of power.

NK News spoke with Fyodor Tertitskiy, a North Korea expert at Seoul Kookmin University, who said: “The signal couldn’t be clearer.”

In the 1970s, the term “Kimilsungism ‘ was adopted to refer to the beliefs of Kim’s grandfather.

The phrase ‘Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism’ was coined over the next decade to describe the relationship between the country’s founder and his heir apparent.

Kim Il-sung’s innovative, creative and revolutionary contribution to national and world thought is described in the country’s State Philosophy, ‘juche’, which means autonomy.

The spiritual systems of Kim’s two ancestors also gave their names to flowers, raising doubts as to what Kimjongunism would choose.

Kimjongilia is a begonia, while Kimilsungia is a purple orchid.

(With contributions from agencies)

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