How long do you think that Kim Jong Un will remain in power in North Korea. His situation reminds me very much of a former communist-era Romanian prez, Nicolae Ceacescu (1918 - 1989).
Ceaucescu was general secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, and as such was the country's second and last Communist leader. He was also the country's prez from 1967 to 1989.
A member of the Romanian Communist youth movement, Ceaușescu rose up through the ranks of Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej's Socialist government and, upon the death of Gheorghiu-Dej in 1965, he succeeded to the leadership of Romania’s Communist Party as General Secretary.
After a brief period of relatively moderate rule, Ceaușescu became increasingly brutal and repressive. By some accounts, his rule was the most rigidly Stalinist in the Soviet bloc. He regulated public speech and the media that were very strict even by Soviet-bloc standards, and internal dissent was not tolerated. His state's secret police, the Securitate, was one of the most ubiquitous and brutal secret police forces in the world. In 1982, with the goal of paying off Romania's large foreign debt, Ceaușescu ordered the export of much of the country’s agricultural and industrial production. The resulting extreme shortages of food, fuel, energy, medicines, and other basic necessities drastically lowered living standards and intensified unrest. Ceaușescu's rule was also marked by extensive cult of personality, nationalism, a continuing deterioration in foreign relations even with the Soviet Union, and nepotism, grooming his son to be his dynastic successor.
After he ordered security forces to fire on anti-government demonstrators in Timișoara, on December 17, 1989, the Romanian communist government he led collapsed, virtually overnight. The demonstrations spread to Bucharest and became known as the Romanian Revolution, which was the only violent removal of a Communist government in the course of the revolutions of 1989. Ceaușescu and his wife, Elena, fled the capital in a helicopter, but were captured by the armed forces. On 25 December, they were hastily tried and convicted by a special military tribunal on charges of genocide and sabotage of the Romanian economy in a roughly one-hour-long show trial. Ceaușescu and his wife were then immediately executed by a firing squad.