October 27, 2021

As economy struggles, North Korea invokes self-reliance to inspire workers

Juche is being reemphasized in Kim Jong Un’s North Korea. That’s not a good sign for the North Korean economy

Recently under leader Kim Jong Un, North Korean media has reemphasized the official state ideology of Juche, or self-reliance, as a cornerstone of national pride and patriotic vigor.

Articles published in July celebrated “the new century of Juche” and commemorated Kim Jong Il’s supposed formulation of the Juche idea “into a complete theory scientifically showing the way for human emancipation.”