By Karen Fragala
North Korea’s “Dear Leader,” Kim Jong-Il died at the age of 69, reportedly from a heart attack while on a train. He will be succeeded by his youngest son, Kim Jong-un. On Sept. 30 of this year, North Korea released a photo of Kim’s son (left), two days after his father (right) made him a four-star general. That Kim Jong-un is the successor remains an issue of particular importance to global security interests given the threat of North Korea’s burgeoning nuclear program and uncertainty that Kim Jong-un will be able to retain control of a country where poverty and corruption are rampant, and international allies are few. A look at Kim Jong Il's father, sons and other relatives follows.