November 30, 2022
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Maintaining the Juche-oriented Standpoint

Date: 23/11/2022 | Source: Naenara (En) | Read original version at source

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After the Fatherland Liberation War (June 1950–July 1953) was over, President Kim Il Sung talked with the leaders of socialist countries about the theses he had prepared.

What he stressed importantly in the theses was the problem of agricultural cooperativization.

At first, his foreign counterparts kept silence as all the lines he indicated in the theses were new ones that could not be found in any classics.

They said with difficulty that socialist cooperativization had not yet been carried out in the developed socialist countries in East Europe and they opposed the enforcement of socialist cooperativization in Korea, saying how the country, where everything was razed to the ground, could carry it out first. And they wondered about cooperativization of medium and small-sized commerce and manufacture in the country, citing an example in a big country.

This made Kim Il Sung further consolidate his determination on waging the socialist revolution and socialist construction in the Korean way.

In April Juche 44 (1955) he made public the historic theses Every Effort for the Country’s Reunification and Independence and for Socialist Construction in the Northern Half of Korea , in which he defined the character of the Korean revolution and indicated tasks for its implementation.

There was no change to his Juche-oriented conviction whatever the established theory and experiences of others were and whatever others said.

In the theses he indicated that the decisive factor for carrying out agricultural cooperativization was not whether modern technology was provided but whether the people demanded it as a vital need for their living and whether the internal forces capable of carrying out the undertaking were prepared. He stressed that the postwar period was the opportune time for the undertaking, when everything was destroyed owing to the war and private peasants, traders and manufacturers needed to join efforts because of the actual conditions of the country.

Several decades later, Kim Il Sung , looking back upon the period, said: Our postwar reconstruction could be finished quickly as socialist cooperativization had been enforced in time; if we had not carried it out in time, our country could not have developed as we see it today.

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