born but it is not a natural instinct. His erratic behavior may
just be the two birth orders working, this confuses his
observers in the West.
–jin date of birth unknown. Kim Jong –il’s move up may
have been easy but he still instinctively showed the need to
protect his position from all possible challenges. His
younger brother Kim Shura Man –il was two years younger
when both were in the family swimming pool. It is said that
older brother Kim Jong –il age 6 held his four year old
brother under the water just to watch the bubbles come up.
This drowning accident took place place in 1947.
sister Kim Pyong –il and Kim Kyong Hui were born after
1951 to his step mother Kim Song –ae. There was intense
sibling rivalry between Kim Jong –il and his younger half
brother who was at least nine years younger. The conflict
between them got so bad that when Kim Pyong –il got older
he was sent to a distant embassy to keep them apart.
whom he had a daughter, Kim Sul –song in 1974. He has
had a series of mistresses and children. The following list
should help in understanding his family.
Kim Jong –un who has a double birth order of #4/2 He is
the only one that shares his fathers birth order of a second
born even through he also carries the 4th birth order as well.
His oldest son Kim Jong
forged passport and is now out of favor with his father.
Kim Jong –il’s older sister is married to Chang Sung –taek
who may challenge Kim Jong –un for the leadership role in
agreements with the
its nuclear weapons program in exchange for aid in helping
Korea get nuclear generators. In 2002 Kim Jong –il admitted
to having produced nuclear weapons since 1994 but said
they did so for security purposes. On October 6, 2006 they
conducted their first underground nuclear test.
country in the world. It has the fourth largest standing army
and with this power Kim has done little or nothing to relax his
control on all aspects of the economy.
fearless in the face of sanctions and punishment. All these
are second born traits. This makes negotiations with him
extraordinarily difficult. Because of the cultural gender
biases’ working with three different female
of State has been exasperating. His birth order won’t
to act like a number one birth order but behaving like a
second born only adds to the confusion.