Founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was declared and announced to the world on September 9, 1948. With the founding of the Republic, the Korean people proudly appeared on the arena of history as a dignified nation shaping its destiny independently and creatively. The nearly 70-year-long history of the DPRK is a glorious history of its consistent strengthening and development along with its dignity and might demonstrated all over the world.
With our technology, our resources and our strength! Ten steps, a hundred steps while others take one step! – Under the slogans, the Korean people built socialism on the debris after the war. Their heroic stamina is represented on the Chollima Statue in the heart of Pyongyang.
The Korean people finished the postwar reconstruction through self-reliance and fortitude in a few years and successfully carried out the historic task of socialist industrialization only in 14 years at the speed of Chollima or a winged horse running a thousand ri a day. A socialist state independent in politics, self-supporting in the economy and self-reliant in national defence, rose up on this land.
The DPRK has defended its independent dignity from the moves of the allied imperialist forces to suffocate it century after century, and demonstrated its grandeur as a politico-ideological power and military power and today is powerfully building a scientific and technological power, an economic giant and a civilized power.