President KIM IL SUNG the eternal President of the Democratic People's Republic , great leader of the Korean people and Sun of Juche was the creator of Juche-based socialism in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea . The achievements made by the DPRK in building socialism is associated with the august name of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG. Juche-based socialism in the DPRK is the most durable socialism in the world and is the legacy bequeathed by the great leader President KIM IL SUNG to the present and future generations
The great leader President KIM IL SUNG always firmly believed and asserted that the new Korea liberated from Japanese imperialism would not be a copy of any other country nor be a puppet of anyone but would be based on the interests of the Korean people alone. At the time some advocated that "Amercian style democracy " should be set up in the newly liberated country whereas others claimed Soviet style socialism should be built . Factionalists clamoured for either a bourgeois republic or at the other extreme immediately setting up the dictatorship of the proletariat. President KIM IL SUNG instead maintained that liberated Korea must not revive feudalism or establish the bourgeois system; nor must it take the road of socialism immediately, as some people argued. He explained that Korea, then at the stage of the anti-imperialist, anti-feudal democratic revolution, must take the road of progressive democracy, and that the state to be established in the liberated homeland must be an independent and sovereign democratic state. The tasks of the anti-imperialist,anti-feudal democratic revolution such as land reform were carried out at a fast speed and within the space of two years the anti-imperialist,anti-feudal democratic revolution had been completed. President KIM IL SUNG put forward the programme of founding a Democratic People's Republic and on the 9th of September 1948 this was founded by the will of the entire Korean people north and south .
President KIM IL SUNG early on put forward the line of building an independent national
economy , an application of the Juche Idea in the economic field. At the time the DPRK was the only socialist country to advocate such a line. Later the Soviet big power chauvinists tried to insist that the DPRK join the Council For Mutual Economic Assistance but President KIM IL SUNG rejected this as it would mean shackling the DPRK economically to the revisionist Soviet Union. It would have meant the DPRK would not have heavy industry or advance science and technology. Today the DPRK is one of the few countries in the world that its genuinely economically independent as it does not belong to the IMF or World or World Trade Organisation . This is something that followers of the Juche Idea and the world progressive people can take real great pride in.
Once the USSR proposed to supply electricity to the DPRK but President KIM IL SUNG declined this saying that if they disagreed with Khruschov or Brezhnev then the USSR would cut the power off and leave the DPRK in darkness.
President KIM IL SUNG applying the Juche Idea to socialist construction rejected dogmas and fixed formulas . For example some dogmatists opposed the collectivisation of agriculture on the grounds that the DPRK lacked mechanization and Korea was divided . However President KIM IL SUNG smashed the arguments of these factionalists and dogmatists . Juche -based Korean style collectivisation of agriculture was carried out and completed by 1958 . Around the same time the socialist transformation of private trade and industry.
President KIM IL SUNG fought hard to prevent the DPRK from falling under the control of
big powers as well as the US imperialists. In August 1956 he defeated the anti-party counter-revolutionary
factional group that was backed by big powers and planned to sell out People's Korea to the imperialists just as the revisionists had sold out other socialist countries to imperialism. Earlier in December 1955 he had made the historic speech "On eliminating dogmatism and formalism and establishing Juche in ideological work" in which he said "What is Juche in our Party's ideological work? What are we doing? We are not engaged in any other country's revolution, but precisely in the Korean revolution. This, the Korean revolution, constitutes Juche in the ideological work of our Party. Therefore, all ideological work must be subordinated to the interests of the Korean revolution."
President KIM IL SUNG made sure that the DPRK avoided both Right and Left deviations in building socialism. The Rightist deviation in some socialist countries became very marked in the late 1950s and early 1960s when modern revisionism appeared . The Right deviation consisted of abandoning the dictatorship of the proletariat and neglecting the struggle against class enemies and also trying to build socialism by capitalist methods. The result was complete disaster and failure !. The Left deviation consisted of dogmatism and attempting to build socialism without any material incentives and sloganising , this produced the so-called "cultural revolution" and the "Year Zero". President KIM IL SUNG put forward unique and original Juche-based lines and theories on socialist construction such as on agriculture , industrial management as well on the dictatorship of the proletariat and the transition period from capitalism to socialism.
Juche-based socialism under the guidance of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG was able to perform true miracles , in fact the famous Cambridge eeconomist Professor Joan V Robinson visited the DPRK and said it was the Korean miracle. The annual rate of growth of industrial production in the ten postwar years from 1954 to 1963 averaged 34.8 per cent. Between 1957 and 1970 industrial output value grew up by 19.1 per cent annually . The DPRK became industrialised by 1970 and was able to produce 94.3% of its machinery needs at home, one of the highest rates of self-sufficiency in the world. President
KIM IL SUNG made sure that the fruits of Juche-based socialist construction were enjoyed by the popular masses; education and health care were given free of charge , generous benefits paid to the working people and in 1974 .
Juche-based socialism of People's Korea was and is the creation of the great leader President
KIM IL SUNG a true master of theory and practice . Today the work he started is carried forward by
dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN who is building a people's paradise.
KFA UK Offical Delegate