The death of North Korea's Kim Jung Il has prompted The Week to scour the press and identify the top 5 things we dislike the most.
1 - His unquestioned absolute authority. Say what you will about his choices but the fact remains there are no apparent dissidents or push for democracy. That alone makes him "the most successful dictator in modern history" according to Michael Hirsh at the National Journal.
2 - His habit of blatantly antagonizing South Korea. He's lofted bombs their way, blew a Korean Air Lines flight out of the sky killing 115, and rattled his saber to remind his neighbors to the south that he is still there.
3 - His willingness to ignore famine and poverty. Millions of North Koreans have died from starvation while he continued his lavish lifestyle and spent most of the countries scant resources to ensure he had the fifth largest military in the world.
4 - His nuclear obsession. 'Dear Leader' set off his first nuke in 2006 and used them to for "both a matter of immense pride and an insurance policy for a regime that sees itself threatened by much larger countries, including the United States."
5 - His narcissistic personality. He was a real life Dr.Evil.
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