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Nanhutou Meeting, Turning-point in Korean Revolution

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is dynamically advancing along the road of independence, frustrating the moves of the imperialists to isolate and stifle it. The Korean people, with a great pride and deep emotion, recollect the Nanhutou Meeting (from February 27 to March 3, 1936) which firmly established Juche for the first time in the history of the Korean revolution.
    In the middle of the 1930s, the national chauvinists and factionalists infected with flunkeyism laid grave difficulties in the way of the Korean revolution while clamoring about "internationalism" on the principle of one party for one country put forward by Commintern.
    Meanwhile, the Japanese imperialists mercilessly repressed in a fascist way any trifle anti-Japanese elements, to say nothing of all forms of anti-Japanese movements of the Korean people, as part of their preparation for aggression of the continent.
    The situation of the country, where the Japanese imperialists were frantic in the efforts for national extermination, required the Korean revolutionaries to raise the banner of Juche higher.
    President Kim Il Sung, to cope with the prevailing situation, made positive efforts to establish Juche in the revolution firmly and develop and expand the armed struggle to the homeland.
    Commintern expressed full approval to the President's stand on Juche-based line of the Korean revolution and fully supported the stand that the Korean revolutionaries should carry out the revolution of their country by themselves.
    With the subjective and objective conditions matured, the President held the Nanhutou Meeting in Juche 25 (1936). At the meeting, he set forth a proposal of moving the main force of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army to border areas and the Mt. Paektu area and gradually extending the theatre of the struggle into the homeland. He also put forward new ways to bring a great upsurge to the whole Korean revolution centered on the anti-Japanese armed struggle.
    The Nanhutou Meeting, which indicated the way for the Korean people to accomplish the historic cause of national liberation at an early date by themselves, marked a turning-point of history, which brought about a new upswing in the Korean revolution.
    Since then, the Korean revolution has emerged victorious on the basis of the Juche-oriented stand and a powerful socialist country of Juche, independent, self-supporting and self-reliant in national defence, has been built in the DPRK.
    The Korean people will invariably advance, holding aloft the banner of Juche under the Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il.



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