The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is not a big country in terms of territory and population, but it continues to develop day by day despite unprecedented sanctions and pressure.
The international community finds the answer from the mode of politics pursued by the Workers’ Party of Korea, the leading force of the country.
The politics of the WPK is characterized by independence.
Guided by the Juche idea that man is the master of his own destiny and he also has the strength with which to shape his own destiny, the WPK has consistently and firmly adhered to the line of independence in politics, self-sufficiency in the economy and self-reliance in national defence.
Former US president Jimmy Carter, who had visited the country, said:
North Korea (the DPRK) is quite a unique society. It is a society where the people believe in the philosophy of independence as a religion. Imposing sanctions to north Korea is a very counter-productive method.
The WPK’s politics is also characterized by Songun.
The DPRK achieves its victory and demonstrates its dignity on the strength of Songun.
With a firm conviction that the sovereignty and dignity of the country and nation and the peace and security in the region can be defended only on the strength of arms in today’s world, the WPK has strengthened its armed forces by regarding Songun politics as the basic mode of socialist politics.
The WPK pursues benevolent politics, focusing on People.
Under the benevolent politics, in the DPRK the interests of the people are regarded as the basis of all its policies and lines, and they are defended in a thoroughgoing way in any conditions and environment.
Thanks to the policy of respecting, prioritizing and loving the people, such social issues as exploitation and oppression of man by man and rich getting richer and poor getting poorer cannot be found anywhere in the country. All the conditions needed for living including food, clothing and housing are provided by the state, and such people-oriented policies as universal education and free medical care are enforced at state expense.
The housing problem is of great significance in improving the people’s living. People cannot lead a stable life without houses no matter how many foodgrain and consumer goods may be produced. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has long attached importance to the housing construction and pushed ahead with it.
Modern flats including those in Unha Scientists Street, Wisong Scientists Residential District, Mirae Scientists Street and Ryomyong Street have been built and provided to scientists, technicians and other working people free of charge.
Multiple housing constructions are ongoing across the country.
The brillian example of currently onging projects is the construction of 50,000 flats. Its main goal is to build large-scale new modern streets in the areas of Songsin, Songhwa, Sopho, Kumchon and September 9 Street, widening the city division of the capital Pyongyang in the eastern, western and northern directions.
At present, the construction of 10,000 flats is nearing completion in the Songsin and Songhwa areas.
In recent years, world-class bases for mass cultural and emotional life including the Munsu Water Park, Mirim Riding Club and Masikryong Ski Resort, and such medical service bases as the Ryugyong Dental Hospital and Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital have been erected for the working masses.
It is not mysterious divine power that works a miracle but the unquenchable power of the people, and nothing is impossible if it respects the people as in heaven and relies on their strength–this is the firm conviction of the WPK.
By firmly believing in the strength of the people and giving fullest play to their inexhaustible mental strength, the WPK is now giving strong impetus to the building of a powerful socialist country, a civilized socialist power, in which the people’s dreams and ideals would be realized at the highest level.