Following the death of Kim Jong II, the successor of the six decades of deification of the Kim family is Kim Jong Un. His details in terms of age and name remain to be quite of a mystery. Patching together the details from his past, there appear several variations and mismatches.
There is information available about the heir, who is apparently to lead a nation that possesses nuclear power and ranks fourth in the world in terms of its military power. There are concerns about his name, age, educational background as well as his marital status. There are very few in the world outside who have heard him speak yet.
There are people who say that he seems to be brutal as he feels no pain in firing old officials, but is otherwise charismatic and loves to speak rather than listen in a meeting.
Following his father’s death, North Korea is in an 11-day mourning period, while Kim Jong Un has already taken over. His first orders as cited by a South Korean state official, were to military units who were directed to halt their units and return back to the bases. This seems a sign that Kim Jong Un has taken complete control over the military. There are experts commenting on it saying that the action might be attributed to an effort to prevent defections, while the country goes through a tumultuous phase.
The death of Kim Jong II was announced two days later and South Korean people came to know about it later. This has attracted significant speculations and accusations. Reporting from across the border in China, a defector calls North Korea as a place of scantiness, with no food, and whatever supply comes is for the military.
There are also sources that reveal Kim Jong II was preparing the nation for a war and had accurate plans to hand over powers to his son, Kim Jong Un.