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The WPK has set a shining example in building a revolutionary party by providing a satisfactory solution to the problem of inheriting its ideology and cause.

It greeted the 1970s with its Fifth Congress in November 1970, where it set forth the task of the three revolutions—ideological, technological and cultural—and adorned the new history of its development with brilliant successes.

Having been elected to the leadership of the WPK for the great feats he had performed for the building of the Juche-oriented Party and the development of the revolution, Kim Jong Il formulated the Juche idea created by Kim Il Sung as an integral system of ideology, theory and method, i.e., Kimilsungism, in the historic concluding speech he made at the Third Conference of the Ideological Workers of the WPK on February 19, Juche 63 (1974).

After declaring the modelling of the whole society on Kimilsungism as the highest programme of the WPK, he held the banner of modelling the whole Party and the entire army on Kimilsungism, radically improved the WPK’s organizational work and developed in-depth its ideological education with the main emphasis on the education in the monolithic ideology and in the revolutionary traditions.

The battle sites and other revolutionary sites including the Samjiyon Revolutionary Battle Site and Wangjaesan Revolutionary Site, as well as revolutionary museums and revolutionary history halls throughout the country were restored to their original state or refurbished so that they could render a great contribution to staunchly defending the WPK’s revolutionary traditions and brilliantly carrying them forward.

Under the slogan "Let us meet the requirements of Juche in ideology, technology and culture!" the WPK initiated the Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement and organically combined the work of remoulding people’s thoughts with the collective innovation movement in the economic, cultural and defence building by applying the principle of speed campaign and ideological campaign. This ushered in a golden age of the WPK, when a fresh turn took place in all the sectors of the ideological and spiritual life and economic and cultural building of the Korean people.

Enlisting the whole Party, entire army and all the people in implementing the resolution of its Sixth Congress held in October 1980, which put it forward as a basic way of the revolution and construction to carry out the line of the three revolutions to the letter, the WPK conducted the education in the Juche idea in an effective way while establishing the revolutionary order of work and steel-like discipline more strictly and promoting the blood-sealed ties with the masses in order to make the single-hearted unity rock-solid.

With the firmer establishment of the system of Kim Jong Il’s command over the entire KPA, the 1980s was etched in golden letters in the history of Juche-oriented army building, and the KPA developed into a revolutionary army unfailingly faithful to the WPK’s leadership.

Having opened a radical phase for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country by advancing the three principles and five-point policy in the 1970s and the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo in the 1980s, the WPK presented the Ten-Point Programme for the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country in the early 1990s, bringing about an upsurge in the struggle of all the Korean compatriots in the north, south and abroad for national reunification.

It also rendered active support to the struggle of the non-aligned and developing countries and paid close attention to establishing nuclear-free, peace zones in northeast Asia, including the Korean peninsula, and other regions of the world. It hosted a world conference of journalists in July 1983, the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students in July 1989 and other significant international events in Pyongyang with a view to promoting the cause of global independence.

Regarding the problem relating to the youth as the one of having a bearing on the future of socialism, the WPK directed primary concern to it during the leadership of the revolution and settled it creditably.

Kim Jong Il saw to it that Youth Day was instituted and sent a letter to young people across the country on the first Youth Day in August 1991, and at the Eighth Conference of the League of the Socialist Working Youth of Korea held in February 1993 the Korean youth pledged to remain loyal to his leadership. This is a testimony to the result of the WPK’s idea of attaching importance to young people.

In the early 1990s the DPRK took a series of hard-line measures like announcing a semi-war state throughout the country and declaring its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in order to crush the frenzied nuclear racket kicked up by the United States and defend the security and sovereignty of the country and nation, thus frustrating the enemy’s machinations to strangle the DPRK and demonstrating to the world the WPK’s confidence in sure victory and unyielding will.

Under the banner of the programme for modelling the whole society on Kimilsungism the WPK realized oneness in ideology, which the world political history has never seen, ensuring victorious advance of the revolution and construction and laying a basic cornerstone for accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.

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