Simon Buckby

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Simon Buckby is a former journalist for the Financial Times and political reporter for the BBC. Simon established the Champollion Communications Consultancy in 2005, helping organisations to project their arguments to the media and to Government. He has visited almost 150 countries, always probing beneath the surface, and believes North Korea to be the weirdest but most fascinating of them all.

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The Kim Cult Current North Korean national legend is very easily summarised. The Koryo Dynasty, between 918 and 1392, unified the peninsula. This was followed by what is called “feudal rule” until 1910, which was ended only by Japanese occupation. The Great Leader Kim Il Sung was born in 1912…