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Songun Leadership Lays Foundations for Nation's Prosperity

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

Pyongyang, April 9 (KCNA) -- Today marks the 20th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

In the 1990s, he defined the Songun (military-first) politics as a principal political mode under socialism and began applying it in all aspects of the country.

He reorganized the state mechanism on the principle of giving priority to defence.

On the basis of the unique theory that the army represents the party, the state and the people, he made ceaseless military inspection to develop the Korean People's Army into an invincible one fully prepared in ideological and military technical terms.

He realized the modernization of the local defence industry and turned the militia forces into dependable combat ranks and the whole country into an impregnable fortress.

Thanks to his devoted and energetic efforts, the DPRK has now risen to fame as a full-fledged nuclear state as well as a satellite manufacturing and launching state.

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