What’s going on in North Korea?

This secretive state likes to keep itself to itself. It’s people are ruled by an oppressive one party state, however, recently there have been signs of some cracks in the seemingly impregnable North Korean regime. The leader, Kim Jong Il, is reported to have been taken ill and missed an important military parade. Is this the start of a period of change for North Korea?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/asia_pacific/2006/north_korea/default.stm

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