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Kim Jong-il Propaganda Posters in North Korea

A collection of North Korean propaganda posters featuring the late Kim Jong-il featured by popular Chinese news portal NetEase upon his death.

Young Kim Jong-il in the arms of father Kim Il-sung on horseback with mother Kim Jong-suk.

Also featured on the home page of popular Chinese news portal NetEase yesterday soon after news of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s death…

From NetEase:

A collection of Kim Jong-il propaganda posters.

[Above] A propaganda poster of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-suk, and a young Kim Jong-il riding on horses.

Kim Jong-il teaching his classmates Junche thought.

In early propaganda posters, Kim Jong-il is portrayed as a good student who promotes “Juche” thought to his classmates.

Kim Jong-il comforting the grief-stricken North Korean people after his father Kim Il-sung dies.

When Kim Il-sung died, the image of Kim Jong-il comforting the grieving masses appeared on propaganda posters.

Kim Jong-il on a boat on a stormy ocean.

Kim Jong-il’s image on propaganda posters is often related to national security.

Kim Jong-il standing resolved against a background of crashing waves.

Mighty waves beating against the shore and expressions of steely determination have also been used to portray Kim Jong-il as a great leader.

Kim Jong-il riding a horse on a snowy mountain.

Kim Jong-il riding a horse.

Kim Jong-il and father Kim Il-sung.

A propaganda poster of Kim Jong-il and father Kim Il-sung standing together.

Kim Jong-il propaganda poster.

A propaganda poster of Kim Jong-il.

Kim Jong-il with a backdrop of snowy majestic mountains.

A propaganda poster of Kim Jong-il.

Kim Jong'il looking angry in front of a giant globe while his father Kim Il-sung looks approvingly, all surrounded by military officials.

A propaganda poster of Kim Jong-il and father Kim Il-sung standing in front of a giant globe.

Kim Jong-il is always smiling on propaganda posters on the streets of North Korea.

On propaganda posters on the streets of North Korea, Kim Jong-il is always wearing a smile.

Kim Jong-il stands before a sunrise.

A propaganda poster of Kim Jong-il.

Similar features were also present on other China news portals including ifeng and state news agency Xinhua itself.

Which one is your favorite?

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Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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