The socialist cause of Korea was pioneered by President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994).
In the course of his leading the Korean revolution for a long time, Kim Il Sung laid a solid foundation for the implementation of the socialist cause.
He embarked on the road of revolutionary struggle for his country and people in his early years, and authored the Juche idea and the Songun idea, the immortal guiding ideology of socialist Korea, already in the initial days of his revolutionary activities. By founding the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army (the predecessor of the Korean People’s Army) and leading the anti-Japanese armed struggle to victory, he liberated the country and opened up the way to the building of a new society and socialist development. After the liberation he founded the Workers’ Party of Korea, guiding force of the socialist cause, and enforced democratic reforms including the agrarian reform and, on this basis, established the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the country of the people which is the first in the 5 000-year history of Korea. By wisely leading the army and people in the three-year Korean war (1950-1953), he defeated the US imperialists who invaded the country and defended its sovereignty. He led the postwar rehabilitation along with the socialist revolution and established the socialist system (August, 1958) in Korea. He built Korea into a strong socialist country independent in politics, self- supporting in the economy and self-reliant in national defence by carrying out the socialist construction of several stages. He ensured that his people were thoroughly armed with the socialist ideology and boundlessly loyal to the cause of socialism. As a result, Korea has defended its socialism unperturbed although several countries had been derailed from the socialist line in the closing years of the last century, and President Kim Il Sung is praised as the father of socialist Korea.
The socialist cause of Korea was brilliantly carried forward by Kim Jong Il.
Kim Jong Il, regarding it as his lifelong mission to accomplish the revolutionary cause pioneered by Kim Il Sung, vigorously carried forward the socialist cause of Korea in pursuance of the latter’s ideology and intention while assisting him from his early days.
With energetic ideological and theoretical activities he systematically integrated and enriched the Juche idea, adding lustre to it as the eternal guiding ideology of socialist Korea.
He also clarified the guiding principles in accomplishing the cause of socialism by giving perfect answers to all the problems arising in the revolution and construction on the basis of the Juche idea. He developed the WPK into a party winning an absolute trust from people and into an ever-victorious powerful party, and the Korean socialism into the people-centred one. He ushered in a heyday of socialist construction featured by the West Sea Barrage built as one of the world-famous barrages and other monumental structures, and the creation of the literary and artistic renaissance of the 20th century. Most significant achievement of his is that he defended Korea’s socialism in the hardest times after the demise of President Kim Il Sung (July 8, 1994) and brought about a new turning point of building a thriving socialist country. Holding higher the banner of Songun in the grimmest situation when the imperialist allied forces concentrated their anti-socialist offensive against Korea, he formulated Songun politics as the basic mode of socialist politics so as to provide a solid guarantee for the Korean-style socialism to win one victory after another. Thanks to his Songun-based leadership the Korean people could defend their socialism with credit in the face of the extreme offensive of the imperialist allied forces against them in all fields of politics, the military, the economy and culture and consecutive natural disasters unprecedented in its history, and Korea has turned into an invincible political and ideological power with single-hearted unity of the service personnel and people, as well as a military giant nobody dares attack.
He laid the solid foundation for developing the country into an economic giant by putting forward the ambitious goal of building a thriving socialist nation and wisely leading the all- people onward march for its implementation. He continued the forced march of on-site guidance tours to build a thriving nation and improve the people’s living standards until he suddenly passed away on train. However, his everlasting contributions made to the cause of socialism will be enshrined in the hearts of the Korean people.
Today in the van of carrying out the socialist cause is Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, and who is identical to Kim Jong Il.
Kim Jong Un, possessed of unexcelled ideological and theoretical wisdom, all-sided knowledge, preeminent leadership and noble popular traits, was always with Kim Jong Il on his field guidance tours.
As a man of remarkable intelligence and foresight, he has profound knowledge of all fields– political, economic, cultural and cutting-edge science and technology. In particular, he is gifted with a disposition suited to a brilliant commander and is well-versed in all the services and arms, conventional and special, as well as the latest military science and technology and the military hardware. He conducts all work in an audacious, bold and scrupulous manner with extraordinary organizing ability and prominent executive power to organize and enlist the masses in the struggle of building a thriving socialist country. His moral obligation to comrades, his ardent love for the people and his modest and unassuming personality win great love and admiration from his people.
His greatest mission is to carry forward the ideas and cause of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, and, to this end, he declared, he would make neither concession nor deviation in the slightest.
Under the leadership of Kim Jong Un the Korean people will inherit and accomplish the socialist cause without fail.