The Workers’ Party of Korea, in the whole course of its leadership of the revolution, set it as its traditional leadership mode to hold fast to ideology and push forward the revolution and construction by dint of ideology.
President Kim Il Sung organized and led the anti-Japanese armed struggle to victory and liberated Korea on August 15, 1945, thus putting an end to the Japanese military occupation (1905-1945).
After national liberation, the WPK put forward a line of building a new Korea and aroused working people to the general ideological mobilization movement for building the country.
The Korean people turned out in the nation-building with delight in achieving national independence and with high enthusiasm to create a new life, with the result that the tasks of the anti-imperialist, anti-feudal democratic revolution were carried out successfully and an independent and sovereign state was built.
During the Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953) to beat back the armed invasion of the imperialists, the WPK firmly defended the destiny of the country and the nation by leading the Korean people to display mass heroism to defeat the enemy’s numerical and technical supremacy by means of their political and ideological superiority.
The Plenary Meeting of the WPK Central Committee held in September Juche 47 (1958) adopted a letter to the Party members across the country, calling on them to oppose conservatism and passivism and bring about a great upsurge in socialist construction.
Thanks to the surging creative zeal of working people to support the call of the WPK, the Chollima Workteam Movement, a grassroots movement involving all the people, was launched to step up socialist construction.
The Korean people advanced vigorously at the pace of Chollima plus speed campaign with the mental strength that there would be nothing impossible when they rose up with confidence in their own strength, ushering in the golden age of the WPK’s era in the 1970s and the 1980s.
When the 1990s witnessed the tragic situation in which capitalism revived in some socialist countries, the WPK clarified the lesson and truth of history that socialism emerges victorious if it holds fast to its ideology, and if it does not, it collapses, and intensified education in faith in sure victory of the socialist cause.
True to the leadership of the WPK under the uplifted banner of the Juche idea, the Korean people firmly defended socialism, their lifeblood and life.
In the days when their country was experiencing hardships due to the imperialists’ moves to isolate and stifle it and the successive natural disasters, they launched a campaign to learn from the Kanggye spirit created by the citizens in Jagang Province.
The WPK always stood in the vanguard of the Korean people making efforts to lay the eternal foundations for the building of a thriving country under the unfurled banner of self-reliance.
The 8th Conference of Ideological Workers of the WPK was held in Pyongyang in February Juche 103 (2014). It set forth the tasks to hold aloft modelling the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as the supreme programme of the Party and accomplish the Korean revolution on the strength of ideology and single-hearted unity.
In recent years, the Korean people have achieved brilliant successes in the drive to build a socialist power even in the face of unprecedented trials and challenges in their history. Credit for this goes to the infinite mental strength of the popular masses who made self-reliance part of their mental qualities with steadfast faith in the validity of their cause and sure victory.
The leadership of the WPK results in producing continuous miracles and innovations in the country as it formulates its lines and policies by incorporating the demands and opinions of people and solves all problems by enlisting their mental and creative strength.