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Revolutionary Idea of Songun Hailed

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

  Pyongyang, November 13 (KCNA) -- The Songun idea based on the immortal Juche idea serves as great guidelines in our era and its attraction and vitality lie in that it is the revolutionary idea most correctly reflecting the requirements of the times, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed article. The revolutionary idea of Songun indicates the way of firmly defending the dignity and sovereignty of the country and the nation and shows all countries and nations the most correct path of building powerful and prosperous states on their lands, the article says, and goes on:
    This idea, at the same time, indicates the way of scientifically solving the issue related to the driving force for the revolution and converting the revolutionary ranks into an elite and powerful force.
    The Songun idea clarified for the first time in history the unique revolutionary principle that the army means sovereignty and it represents the party, the state and the people and clearly showed the way of achieving independence, progress and prosperity.
    The practical experience of the Korean revolution proves that the Songun idea which calls for giving priority to military affairs and regarding the revolutionary armed forces as a main force serves as the most vital revolutionary idea in our era as it makes it possible to beat any formidable enemy, overcome whatever trial and difficulty and successfully guarantee the victorious advance of the revolutionary cause.
    Leader Kim Jong Il enunciated the precious truth that the independent development and prosperity of the country and the nation can be achieved only in reliance upon the army and set out on this basis the theory on building a great prosperous powerful country, an idea based on the principle of Songun. Embodied in the WPK's theory on building a great prosperous powerful nation is the profound truth that military power is the bottom line of state power and the dignity and the might of a country depends on its army. It also indicates the basic way of bringing about all-round efflorescence in all fabrics of social life including politics, economy and culture on the principle of giving priority to military affairs.
    It is the great fruition of the Songun idea that the People's Army is projected as the core of the revolution and its main force.
    The People's Army is the revolutionary ranks that stand guard over the foremost lifeline of the Korean revolution and it is also the vanguard unit which bears the brunt of socialist construction.
    The revolutionary idea of Songun set out by Kim Jong Il serves as an immortal revolutionary banner for successfully carrying out new tasks before the era and fully meeting the people's desire and demand.

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