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Title of Generalissimo Shining with Army Leadership Exploits

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

    Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- President Kim Il Sung was awarded the title of generalissimo on April 13, Juche 81 (1992). The title is associated with the immortal exploits performed by the President who wrought military miracles in the 20th century.
    He, who embarked on the road of revolution in his early years, founded the first revolutionary armed forces in Korea with the two pistols handed down by his father as wherewithal and declared a war against the one million-strong troops of the Japanese imperialists.
    He fought the anti-Japanese war in the many-folded difficult conditions beyond imagination without any stable rear and modern military hardware. He, however, defeated the Japanese imperialists with protean and superb war tactics such as the "Art of Shrinking the Earth" and the "march tactic one thousand miles at a run" to bring the joy of liberation to the Korean people.
    The U.S. imperialists started the three year-long Korean war to overthrow the young Democratic People's Republic of Korea in its cradle by mobilizing troops of its 15 satellite countries. He also defeated the enemies which were superior in numerical strength and military technique with his extraordinary military strategy and unique war tactics unheard-of in the world history of wars and won the great victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.
    The President had strengthened the Korean People's Army as an invincible revolutionary army to beat back any formidable enemy at one stroke and consistently increased the defence capacity of the country to convert the whole country into an impregnable fortress. He thus frustrated the persistent new war provocation moves of the U.S. imperialists and reliably defended the security of the country and the people. It was a long-cherished desire of the Korean people to award the title of generalissimo to the President who led the two revolutionary wars to victory in one generation to promote the prestige and glory of the DPRK and laid a solid foundation to firmly guarantee the revolutionary cause of Juche with arms.



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