Outsiders consider possibility of chaos in North Korea
May 1, 2020
TOKYO - North Korea's collapse has been predicted - wrongly- for decades.
Some said it would happen after fighting ended in the Korean War in 1953. Others thought it would be during a 1990s famine or when national founder Kim Il Sung died in 1994. And when the death of his son, Kim Jong Il, thrust a little-known 20-something into power in 2011, some felt the end was near.