North Korea’s Kim dynasty a hodgepodge of influences

The Kim cult owes a little something to Stalinism, messianic Christianity, Confucian ancestor worship, indigenous shamanism and Japanese emperor worship to perpetuate its rule

October 21, 2017 11:43 AM (UTC+8)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a hydrogen bomb test, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on Sept 10. Photo via Reuters
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a hydrogen bomb test, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on Sept 10. Photo via Reuters
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