Socialist Constitution (Preamble)

 

PREAMBLE

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is the socialist State of Juche where the ideas of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great leader Comrade 
Kim Jong Il on State building and their exploits in it are applied.

The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung was the founder of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the father of socialist Korea.

The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung authored the immortal Juche idea and, by organizing and leading the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle under its banner, created the glorious revolutionary traditions and achieved the historic cause of national restoration. He laid solid foundations for the building of an independent and sovereign State in the political, economic, cultural and military fields, and based on them, founded the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Having put forward Juche-oriented revolutionary lines, the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung wisely led various stages of social revolution and construction work, thus strengthening and developing the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea into a socialist country centred on the masses, into a socialist State which is independent, self-sufficient and self-reliant in defence.

The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung elucidated the fundamental principles governing the building and activities of the State, established an ideal State and social system, an ideal mode of politics and an ideal system and ideal methods for administering society, and laid solid foundations for the prosperity of the socialist motherland and for the inheritance and completion of the revolutionary cause of Juche.

The great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il was a peerless patriot and defender of socialist Korea who, true to the ideas and cause of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, strengthened and developed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea into Kim Il Sung’s State and placed the dignity and power of the nation on the highest ever plane. The great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il developed in depth and in an all-round way the immortal Juche idea authored by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, created a new history of miracles and changes in all fields of socialist construction under the banner of modelling the whole society on Kimilsungism, and firmly ensured the continuity of the Korean revolution by carrying out the cause of immortalizing a leader for the first time in history, firmly defending the revolutionary traditions of Juche and carrying them forward in their purity and entirety.

In the face of the collapse of the world socialist system and the vicious offensive of the imperialist allied forces to stifle the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il administered Songun politics; thus he safeguarded with honour the achievements of socialism which are the precious legacy of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, developed the DPRK into an invincible politico-ideological power, a nuclear state and an unchallengeable military power, and opened a broad avenue for the building of a powerful socialist country.

Regarding “The people are my God” as their maxim, the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il always mixed with the people, devoted their whole lives to them and turned the whole of society into a large family which is united in one mind by taking care of the people and leading them through their noble benevolent politics.

Guided by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was able to shine its brilliance in the world as a unique State which successfully accomplished the fundamental yet core tasks for building a prosperous and independent state.

The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il are saviours of the nation who performed immortal exploits for achieving the cause of national reunification. Regarding the reunification of the country as the supreme national task, they devoted all their efforts and care for its realization. They made the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea a powerful bastion for national reunification. At the same time, they set out the fundamental principle and ways of achieving national reunification and developed the movement for national reunification into a nationwide movement, opening the way for completing the cause of reunification through the united efforts of the whole nation.

The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il clarified the basic ideals of the foreign policy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. On the basis of this, they expanded and developed the country’s foreign relations and ensured that the international prestige of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was exalted. As veteran world statesmen, they opened up a new era of independence, carried out energetic activities for strengthening and developing the socialist movement and the non-aligned movement, as well as for world peace and for friendship among peoples, and made an imperishable contribution to the cause of human independence.

The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il were geniuses of ideology and theory, masters of the leadership art, ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commanders, great revolutionaries and statesmen, and great men.

The great ideas of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il and the great achievements made under their leadership are the lasting treasures of the Korean revolution and the basic guarantee for the prosperity of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun where the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il are preserved in their lifetime appearance is a grand monument to their immortality and a symbol of the dignity and eternal sanctuary of the entire Korean nation.

Under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Korean people will uphold the great Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great Comrade Kim Jong Il as the eternal leaders of Juche Korea, and will carry the revolutionary cause of Juche through to completion by defending and carrying forward their ideas and achievements.

The Socialist Constitution of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea shall, as the codification of the Juche-oriented ideas of the great leader Comrade
Kim Il Sung and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il on State building and their exploits in it, be called Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Constitution

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