This proud reality would have been unthinkable without the spirit of self-reliance and self-development that one is the master of one's own destiny and one should hew out one's destiny by one's own efforts.
The glorious history of the ever-victorious Korean revolution was pioneered and advanced with the spirit of self-reliance and self-development.
It was thanks to this spirit that the Korean people made Yanji bombs in thick forests to beat down the Japanese imperialists during the anti-Japanese revolutionary war and won the victory in the three year-long Fatherland Liberation War against the U.S. and its vassal forces to defend the sovereignty of the country.
With this spirit, they carried out the task of the socialist industrialization within 14 years after the war and opened up an era of great creation and prosperity, smashing the hostile forces' moves to stifle the DPRK and their heinous economic blockade upon it century after century.
The world was struck with admiration for the DPRK's successful launch of the earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4 and static firing test of new-type high-thrust motor of the launch vehicle for a geostationary satellite last year.
Fully-automated, model production systems of our own style were established and high-yielding strains were bred. And numerous industrial establishments and cooperative farms registered the proud success of surpassing the peak-year level and the Korean People's Army stood in the vanguard in adding lustre to the history of "gold seas". A miraculous victory was brought about in the campaign to heal the aftereffects of flood that hit the northern areas of North Hamgyong Province.
All these achievements made by the DPRK people during the 70-day and 200-day campaigns conducted last year prove that it is the one and only way for them to follow the road of self-reliance and self-development.
Respected Supreme Leader
The DPRK people will as ever hold higher the banner of self-reliance and self-development and achieve greater successes in the struggle for building a powerful socialist country and thus turn a heyday in the revolution into a great golden age. -0-