Doubt any of us know for sure but anyone not towing the line is picked up Gestapo style and taken away never to be seen again.
Similar to what also happened in Russia years ago.
I read all the people have to display his photo in their house, death penalty if you dont.
Think its more a case of living in fear than genuine love or patriotism.
I don't quite agree with that Camshy, people can be so indoctrinated that they don't see the other side of things.
If the people were as you say living in apparent perpetual fear then a revolution would have taken place long ago.