The Korean People's Army of today has its origins in the Anti-Japanese People's Guerrilla Army( which later became the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army) which was founded on the 25th of April 1932 , we Juche Idea and Songun idea followers salute the anniversary of its foundation . Today the KPA is defending the independence of the DPRK and also peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Anti Japanese People’s Guerrilla Army, which was to become the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army in March 1934, was founded in Antu, Manchuria on the 25th of April 1932 . It was founded in Manchuria because many Korean people had been driven into exile in Manchuria by the ferocity of Japanese rule .
President KIM IL SUNG in his speech to the meeting to found the AJPGA said that
“The AJPGA is made up of the workers, peasants and young patriots who oppose the Japanese imperialists and their stooges and love their country and people; it is a revolutionary armed force which will dedicate itself to protecting the interests of the people.
The aim and mission of the people’s guerrilla army is to overthrow the colonial rule of Japanese imperialism in Korea and bring national independence and social emancipation to the Korean people”
These words clearly defined the nature , the mission and the role of the AJPGA which is today continued by the Korean People’s Army.
The AJPGA and KPRA fought in the spirit of self-reliance . It established guerrilla bases including the Mt Paektu-san guerrilla base . The KPRA won many battles against the Japanese aggressors such as the battle of Pochonbo in 1937 . Korea was liberated from Japanese imperialist rule on the 15th of August 1945 after the KPRA together with Soviet troops advanced into Korea after President KIM IL SUNG gave the order for the final operation for liberation on the 9th of August 1945.
After liberation an independent munitions industry was built up. On the 8th of February 1948 the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army was transformed into a regular , revolutionary armed force , the Korean People’s Army.
The Korean People’s Army, under the wise leadership of the great leader generalissimo KIM IL SUNG, took over and carried forward the traditions of the anti Japanese armed struggle. It is based solidly on revolutionary comradeship. Moreover a tradition of army -people unity was created and today flourishes in Juche Korea.
Under the wise leadership of the great generalissimo's KIM IL SUNG and KIM JONG IL the KPA grew into steel strong ranks each soldier being a match for a hundred enemy soldiers.The KPA inflicted a crushing defeat on the US imperialists in the great Fatherland Liberation War of 1950-1953.The KPA also defeated the US in the ‘Pueblo incident’,'EC121 incident’, ‘Panmunjom incident’ of 1976 and the 1994 helicopter shoot down incident.
The KPA became a truly Juche- orientated revolutionary armed force and is the army of the party,the working class and the leader. New theories of warfare have been created.'Moreover under the leadership of the great leader generalissimo KIM IL SUNG ,the KPA stuck to class and revolutionary principles, the revisionist and opportunist " non class" theories were soundly smashed, The leadership of the party over the armed forces was maintained and enhanced unlike some countries where socialism was frustrated.The KPA is truly an anti-imperialist , anti revisionist army which defends socialism with the force of arms.
The might of the KPA was further strengthened under the leadership of supreme commander KIM JONG IL ,who practised Songun politics giving priority to the KPA regarding it as the central pillar of the revolution. The KPA under the Songun revolutionary leadership of the great leader the KPA grew stronger in terms of ideology and politics but also materially. It is now equipped with the latest weaponry and has its own independent deterrent force. The KPA under the command of the Songun supreme commander KIM JONG IL and respected general KIM JONG UN smashed the provocations of the south Korean puppets in November 2010 turning Yongpyong island into a sea of flames.
The KPA also inherited the proletarian internationalist traditions of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army . The KPRA had defended the Soviet Union from attacks by the aggressive Japanese imperialists in the 1930s .After liberation in the 1940s President KIM IL SUNG sent some of the best troops of the KPRA to fight with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army . The KPA actively assisted Cuba , Vietnam , Egypt , Angola and other countries . In Vietnam, KPA air force pilots fought alongside the Vietnamese people , the KPA also sent tunnelling and engineering experts to Vietnam . In Egypt the KPA Air Force fought in the 1973 Middle East War against the Israeli aggressors.
Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN has implemented the great revolutionary line of building the economy and nuclear force in parallel thereby strengthening the nuclear deterrent force of the KPA
exponentially so that the DPRK became a strategic state. The DPRK has its own ICBMs , even Britain does not have ICBMs after abandoning the Blue Streak missile programme in the early 1970s.
The KPA which holds tight the arms of Songun has been ever-victorious over a period of eight decades. The KPA , the vanguard force of the Songun revolution, has defeated the imperialists many times, and under the leadership of supreme commander KIM JONG UN will defeat them again.
The glorious KPA which inherits and continues the traditions of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army is the guerrilla army of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN ready to win the great war for national reunification.
Today the destiny of world socialism and peace depends on the rifles of the Korean People's Army headed by respected supreme commander Marshal KIM JONG UN. The DPRK is on the frontline of the struggle between socialism and imperialism. It stands guard over the independence of the DPRK and the people-centred socialism , the authentic socialism. Under the command of respected Marshal KIM JONG UN, the Korean People's Army has been further strengthened as the mighty and invincible revolutionary armed force of Juche . We are convinced of the final victory of the KPA led by respected Marshal KIM JONG UN.