북조선 PUK CO SEN
Officially: 조선민주주의인민공화국 Co Sen Min Cu Cu ui in Min Koŋ Hoa Kuk .
English: North Korea.
Seat of government: 평양 P‛jeŋ jaŋ .
Status: Not democratic.
Structure: Totalitarian state oriented towards adulation of the founding ruler and his heirs.
Governing parties: 조선 로동당 Co Sen Lo Toŋ Taŋ ; 조선인민군 Co Sen in Min Kun .
Head of government:
김정은 Kim Ceŋ un .
Opposition party: No effective opposition.
Assessment: One of the worlds most atrocious and illiberal states, under a new form of primogeniture monarchy, with founding ruler 김일성 Kim il Seŋ (1948-94) effecting the succession of his son 김정일 Kim Ceŋ il (1994-2011), who attempted to effect the succession of his own son, 김정은 Kim Ceŋ un . The latter succession, however, was the subject of only limited preparation, and it was unclear, after the death of 김정일 Kim Ceŋ il , if his son would eventually consolidate power. The brother-in-law and sister of 김정일 Kim Ceŋ il , 장성택 Caŋ Seŋ T‛aik and 김경희 Kim Kjeŋ Hui , likely had more influence in the beginning, but 장 Caŋ was executed in 2013, presumably to eliminate any alternative power to 김정은 Kim Ceŋ un .
FH: 7-7, not free. Econ: .86 (167), authoritarian.
Updated: 2014 October 20.
 

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