As we were discussing the propaganda of Stalin in class a few days ago, I couldn’t help but notice how similar it sounded to the propaganda of North Korea. They go on and on about how loved Stalin was, and how all the workers love Stalin. One that I found most striking was the painting of Stalin being handed roses by children. This looked eerily similar to a painting of Kim Jong il I had seen in a new paper article. I also noticed a similarity between Lenin, and Kim Jong Il, particularly with their death. After Lenin died his body was preserved and is on display. That is exactly what thy are planning to do with Kim Jong Il’s body. Also after they both died there was a major power struggle. In Russia it was between Trotsky and Stalin, and in north Korea it is between Kim Jong Un and the military leaders. These were just some similarities I could not help but notice.