Pyongyang, August 15 (KCNA) -- It has been 75 years since Korea was liberated from the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule on August 15, Juche 34 (1945).
Recorded in the proud history of socialist Korea which has displayed its dignity as an independent country admired by the world are the undying exploits of President Kim Il Sung, a legendary hero of the anti-Japanese war who liberated Korea to set a world-historic example of the national liberation war in colonial countries.
In his teens, the President grasped the truth that a man is the master of his destiny and is capable of hewing out his destiny. On this basis, he advanced a new idea that no one would offer independence to the people in colonies and the cause of national liberation can be achieved only by their own struggle.
His clear independent stand is well reflected in the line on organizing and waging the armed struggle based on the guerilla warfare, the line on forming the anti-Japanese national united front and other unique struggle lines the President set forth in the days of anti-Japanese armed struggle.
Under the banner of national independence and self-reliant independence, the Korean nation turned out in the struggle against the Japanese imperialists armed to the teeth.
With full confidence in victory and do-or-die spirit, the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners fought in the spirit of becoming human bombs and devoted their youth and life to the revolution.
Lots of patriots and people turned out as one in the nationwide anti-Japanese sacred war and firmly rallied around the banner of the anti-Japanese national united front to form Juche-oriented revolutionary forces for national liberation.
Thanks to the independent revolutionary line advanced by the President, the Korean people could overthrow the Japanese imperialists' colonial fascist ruling system and achieve the historic cause of national liberation which the Korean people had longed for so eagerly.
Korea's liberation from Japan's colonial rule clearly showed before the history and world that people could sure to win in the struggle against the aggressors when they turn out as one with firm belief in their own strength under the guidance of the outstanding leader.
Today the DPRK people are dynamically advancing toward the victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche, upholding the banner of independence as an invariable one for building a powerful socialist country. -0-