April 14, 2024
Analysis

The party’s 10 principles, then and now

Evolution of party credo shows effort to elevate Kim Jong Il, the Worker’s Party

Even in such a country as North Korea the state ideology is not idle. It does change, although quite slowly and usually only small details are altered. Sometimes it is not so easy to find them, but through them we can observe the changes of the political situation in this unusual country.

For example, a year ago North Korea revised its main ideological document: “Ten Principles on the Establishing of the Monolithic Ideology of the Party,” which first came to life in 1974. In order to understand this document and its nature, let us make a small historical excursus.

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