Pyongyang, North Korea

Juche, or "Master of one's self" when translated, is a philosophy that originates with Kim Il Sung. The goal of Juche is to help men/women achieve Chajusong, or independence, in a broad sense. The ideas of Marxism were important sources for Kim Il Sung as he developed the philosophy. Juche has continued to propogate and has been made the governing philosophy of the DPRK by Kim Jung Il. The Juche Tower is a monument to this philosophy and was also built to honor Kim Il Sung's 70th birthday.

Satellite image detail of the Juche Tower.
(Original image credit: ImageSat International)

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