Juche Ideology. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is guided in its activities by the Juche idea authored by President Kim Il Sung. The Juche idea. Juche Ideology was developed by Hwang Jang-yeop, the leading theorist of North Korea who. The Juche ideology emphasizes North Korea’s political, economic, and military self-reliance. It became the state ideology and sole guiding.

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Retrieved 26 May This of course caused the opposite of self-reliance to occur; jarring as it may seem from today, North Korea was considered one of the economic “miracles” of the communist world.

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It is currently developing its own nuclear ballistic missile. One of the understated realities of the Juche Idea in practice is that its economic program of “self-reliance” has resulted in economic dependence.

In our socialist society, the leader, the Party, and the masses throw in their lot with one jjuche, forming a single socio-political organism.

Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from July CS1 maint: Korean Institute for National Reunification. At this point in Korean history, the Ldeology government put a heavy emphasis on re-building the economy to a place of self-sufficiency, which aligns with the philosophies of Juche.

Part of a series on the. I’ll think about the best way to incorporate that into the answer. Fascism has always been capitalist. Huche Korea North Korea.

That’s it, nothing special with it. Juche ideology creates a belief system where people can, at least on the surface, voluntarily choose to support its totalitarian rule. Only then is it possible to educate our people in a way that suits them and to inspire in them an ardent love for their native place and their motherland. Opiates for the masses. Hwang Jang-yopKim’s top adviser on ideology, discovered Kim’s speech in the late s when Kim, having established a cult of personality[17] sought to develop his own version of Marxism—Leninism into a North Korean ideology.

It is an invariable policy of the Government of the Republic, guided by the Juche idea, to treasure the Juche character and national character and maintain and realize them. University Press of America. Elections Recent elections Parliamentary: Torch symbolizing the Juche ideology at the top of the Juche Tower in Pyongyang.


Starting inan ideological innovation known as Songun “military first” was added to the Juche ideology.

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Also, Fascists governments believe a strong military is essential to protect the self-reliance of a nation against imperialist intervention. Juche’ s emphasis on the political and sacred role of the leader and the ensuing worshipping by the popular masses has been critiqued by various intellectual Marxists. Such iceology include moving the nation towards claimed jaju “independence”[3] through the construction of jarip “national economy” and an emphasis upon jawi “self-defence” in order to establish socialism.

He no longer has any interest in applying Marxism—Leninism to the North Korean situation; indeed it is no longer useful for the country”. Political scientist Han S.

I went a little off-book with that frame challenge in the second heading. In the view of some observers, Juche is not mere rhetoric, but rather an ideal of self-reliance that North Korea has attempted to put into practice. A View from Beijing”. Are you asking about the ideological theory preached by the NK government or the ideology they actually practice?

Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Juuche the devastation of the Korean War, North Korea began to rebuild its economy with a base in heavy industry, with the aim ideoloyy becoming as jucue as possible. Closely connected is the Songun policy in the DPRK, which is essentially a military-first policy as a bulwark against imperialist interventionism.

It postulates that “man is the master of his own destiny”, that man is to act as master “continuously transforms nature and society, changing as he desires[5]” and that by becoming reliant on oneself and strong the individual can “free himself from the fetters of society and nature”.

The ideology teaches that the role of a Great Leader is essential for the popular masses to succeed in their revolutionary movement because without leadership they are unable to survive.

Many prominent party and government officials, public figures, representatives of revolutionary and progressive organizations, scientists and journalists from more than fifty countries attended.

What Is The Juche Ideology Of North Korea?

And yet, due to Juche, the people in North Korea are still being forced to praise and love their beneficent overlords. Kim Il-sung — developed the ideology — originally viewed as a variant of Marxism—Leninism — to become distinctly “Korean” in character, breaking ranks with the deterministic and materialist ideas of Marxism—Leninism and strongly emphasising the individual, the nation state and its sovereignty.


Dae-Sook Suh has stated that Kim-Il Sung had failed to explain the difference between Socialist patriotism and nationalism which Kim stated he opposed. Recent News Leading from the Front: Korea’s Place in the Sun: During the Cold WarNorth Korea promoted Juche and the principle of “self-reliance” as a guide for other countries, particularly third world countries, to build socialism. Some modern Strasserite groups now disavow antisemitism as being dated and unnecessary. The perfect state of mind, the expression of complete freedom, is cha ju son … when one thinks what the Great Leader is thinking when he is thinking it.

Belke, Thomas Julian To make revolution in Korea we must know Korean history and geography as well as the customs of the Korean people. It is also important to remember that Stalin did not, contrary to western popular belief, hold absolute power. Also, you answer fails to answer the question: The article is available online for free as a PDF see the linked document.

Roundtable Summary: North Korea and the Juche Ideology

He was known as a close aid and the ghost writer of Kim Il-sung. Notably, in the period after the Korean WarNorth Korea relied on economic assistance and loans from “fraternal” countries fromand also depended considerably on Soviet industrial aid from Strasserites often denounce egalitarianism and feminism, may idfology white supremacist, and denounce liberal-style human rights.

Instead, the propaganda shows it as inherently weak and unable juch fend for itself in such a violent, evil world, and so instead needs the strength of its pure military leader, Kim Jong-un. Retrieved 15 October — via Reuters.