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sethnintendo said:
loy310 said:
I am glad that on this planet dictators tend to have very short life expectancy

There were a lot of old ones in Africa but I think most are gone now.

If you include those that are masquerading as presidents then there are still a few fairly old ones around. Putin for example.



NightlyPoe said:
I'd like to say that his death might be a hopeful thing, but that sister of his seems like the real hard-liner of the family, and less likely to politely drop dead.

It might not be as clear-cut as that. Apparently, he was confident enough in his living a long and fruitful life that he never actually bothered to designate an official successor should anything happen to him. North Korea is technically still a republic rather than a monarchy, it's just been ruled by the same family for 70+ years because Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il were actually smart enough to have their line of succession sorted out.



I miss good ol' Breznev times, when commie leaders just caught colds, then, eventually and suddenly, *poof!*, dead, and everyone wondering what happened, while kremlinologists gloated even more self-pleased than usually and puffing their pipes they patronizingly explained just the things they thought puny mortals could ever hope to understand.



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John2290 said:
He's dead, right? Or is Twitter jumping the gun?

Probably jumping the gun not depending on the matter at all. That said, I haven't seen any credible reports of his death so far, so he's probably not dead (but could be).



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Just thinking out loud, all call it daydreaming...But, what if he's dead and there's a large internal power struggle over his successor, and China gets involved...and they, by some act of miracle, allow South Korea to absorb the North and reunify the country. Wouldn't that be a huge gift to the world? Again, I know I'm dreaming, but it would be nice if it could possibly happen.



Nighthawk117 said:
Just thinking out loud, all call it daydreaming...But, what if he's dead and there's a large internal power struggle over his successor, and China gets involved...and they, by some act of miracle, allow South Korea to absorb the North and reunify the country. Wouldn't that be a huge gift to the world? Again, I know I'm dreaming, but it would be nice if it could possibly happen.

Not a chance of that happening. If they do intercede, it'll be to ensure the installation of a successor who'll keep North Korea as an effective satellite state to China, while avoiding the batshittery that Kim Jong-un tended to get up to.



John2290 said:
He's dead, right? Or is Twitter jumping the gun?

A Japanese news outlet reported that a team of Chinese medical experts were sent in to N. Korea to advise. I heard this one is considered more reliable, so if it's true then he's probably still alive. The story of him being in a vegetative state may be more accurate in that case.



The female who may end up being his successor...not gonna lie. She makes the nether regions tingly.



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d21lewis said:
The female who may end up being his successor...not gonna lie. She makes the nether regions tingly.

I assume you wouldn't mind a little torture from her.