|Screenshot from NBC News story on KJU's new bride.|
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... but I think the North Korean regime is getting ready to declare Kim Jong-un emperor or king, not unlike triumphant "generals" before him in Korean history.
This would accomplish two things. First, it would legitimize and solidify his role in the minds of everyday North Koreans. Second, it would be a powerful tool in Pyongyang's new charm offensive: a new and quirky royal family with a hot(tish) royal bride that would be the subject of occasional gushing portrayals.