Press Release from the Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
The formation of the DIU was a historic declaration of a new start of the Korean revolution, and a significant event that provided the Korean people with a radical turning-point in carving out their destiny.
The DIU was the first revolutionary organization President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994) of Korea formed when the country was under the military occupation. At that time, he, realizing that the country’s independence could not be achieved by the early communist movement and the nationalist movement which were affected by the scramble for power, factional strife, flunkeyism and dogmatism, made energetic efforts to find a new way for struggle. In the course of this, he organized the DIU with young revolutionaries of a new generation sharing idea and purpose.
The DIU set as its immediate task the destruction of some countries and achievement of Korea’s liberation and independence, with the ultimate aim of building socialism and communism in Korea.
The history of the Korean revolution spanning nearly 90 years witnessed the victorious advance of the Korean people along the road of independence, the road of Songun and the road of socialism, pioneered by the DIU.
The principle of independence set out by the DIU has become an invariable principle for the building of the Workers’ Party of Korea and its activities.
The WPK has held fast to this principle developing the political, military, economic, cultural and other fields on its own judgment, at its own discretion and in its own way. In solving all the problems it has always rejected foreign domination and interference, and gave foremost consideration to the reality of the country and the interests of its people.
After the country’s liberation (August 1945) it took the road of Korean-style democracy in the building of a new society; after the Korean war (1950-1953). it advanced an original line of economic construction on giving priority to heavy industry and developing light industry and agriculture in parallel. All those facts showed that the WPK has thoroughly observed the principle of independence.
It was thanks to this principle of independence that socialist Korea could advance straight along the road of socialism.
The idea and line of Songun-based revolution that trace their origins back to the DIU are the eternal path of the WPK.
Ever since its founding, the WPK directed primary efforts to building and developing the armed force. As it constantly implemented the idea and line of Songun. the DPRK which was less than two years after founding, and defend the freedom and sovereignty of the country with honor. The WPK has consistently built and developed socialism, based on the gigantic ideal and goal of the DIU.
Under its leadership the DPRK has been built into a socialist state centered on the masses of the people, in which they are the masters of everything and everything serves them. It has liquidated exploitation and oppression of man by man for good, and everybody is equally well-off. All members of society are guaranteed political freedom and rights as well as the rights to work and relaxation. Universal free medical care and compulsory education are in force, all its citizens are provided by the State and society with necessary conditions for food, cloth and housing and thus lead an equal and stabilized life.
The WPK, having safeguarded socialism in the worst trials at the end of last century, is now rousing its people to the building of a thriving socialist nation, working world-startling miracles day by day. In recent years alone the world-level cultural establishments for the masses, such as Mirim Riding Club, Munsu Water Park and Masikryong Ski Resort, were built in the country, making the happy laughter of the people louder.
The WPK that advances unflinchingly along the road of independence, the road of Songun and the road of socialism pioneered by the DIU will always win victory and glory in the future.