Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012

Kim Jong Un

Age: 28 or 29
Occupation: North Korean Supreme Leader

Since the death of Kim Jong Il in December, the North Korean leadership has scrambled to build a personality cult around the country's young new leader, his son Kim Jong Un. Given the North's struggling economy and its predilection for arms trading and nuclear weapons research, placing such an unstable regime in the hands of one so young and untested has many observers nervous. But like it or not, the reins of the world's last real bastion of totalitarianism have been passed to the next generation.