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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Kihl, Young; Kim, Hong Nack North Korea’s Juche Myth. What are they good for?

Provisional People’s Committee for North Korea. He developed this concept to strengthen his position in the worker’s party of Korea. At this point in Korean history, the Korean government put a heavy juchw on re-building the economy to a place of self-sufficiency, which aligns with the philosophies of Juche.

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Torch symbolizing the Juche ideology at the top of the Juche Tower in Pyongyang. The International Institute of the Juche Idea was established [ by whom? 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.

Anti-imperialism Anti-revisionism Commanding heights of the economy Communist society Jjche state Democratic centralism Dialectical logic Dialectical materialism Economic planning Marxist—Leninist atheism One-party state People’s democracy Popular front Proletarian internationalism Socialist patriotism Socialist state Theory of the productive forces Third Period Vanguardism Partiinost’. This article abides by terms of the Creative Commons CC-by-sa 3.

Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from July CS1 maint: Archived from the original on 2 February Credit is due under the terms of this license that can reference both the New World Encyclopedia contributors and the selfless volunteer contributors of the Wikimedia Foundation. Juche is new and revolutionary, because it refuses the state and is centered on the individual. Often they portray themselves ideoloty a third way between unbridled capitalism and Communism, but are heavily nationalistic as well.


This was a unique class that was created to increase education and literacy of North Korea’s population. The consolidation of blood relations between the leader, the Party and the masses is guaranteed by the single ideology and united leadership.

Gregorian calendar dates are used for years before while years from the year of Kim Il-sung’s birth are juchf as ” Juche years”. Presently, the North Korean government admits no connection between Juche and the ideas of Stalin, though occasional mention is made of his supposed political ideolovy. There is a very large racist component to all North Korean propaganda and iconography. This penetrates to all levels of government publications which are, of course, all legal publications in North Korea.

Even math textbooks have questions like “Three People’s Army soldiers rubbed out thirty American bastards. From this perspective, the importance of the similarities between each of these belief systems would far outweigh the importance of the differences!

In other words, casting doubt on Kim Il-sung or having a critical view or a faithless attitude towards this ideology is subject to legal ideolog.

What Is The Juche Ideology Of North Korea?

Kim Il Sung, after he died in North Korea Past and Future. Is There Hope for North Korea? Administrative divisions Cities Environment. Thereafter, the North Korean economy went into a crisis, with consequent infrastructural failures leading to the mass famines of the mids.

What exactly differentiates Juche ideology? His birthplace and sites where he conducted his activities are holy grounds that are destinations for North Koreans to make their pilgrimages. Whether that makes the same or different is essentially ideologu exercise for the reader: The Kim family stands at the center of this fact. Its first documentation occurred in in Kim’s speech which was delivered to promote a political purge. I’m going to challenge the frame of the question here.


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. Retrieved from ” https: It fostered diplomatic relations with developing countries and promoted Juche as a model for others to follow.

The cult of personality surrounding Kim expanded into a family cult when Kim Jong Il became the heir apparent after assuming important posts in the WPK and military in the early s.

They are not generally accepted by the far-left and are a minority position on the far-right, meaning they remain a syncretic nationalist socialist position that few outside the bounds of the ideology tolerate or cooperate with.

Roundtable Summary: North Korea and the Juche Ideology

Since the introduction and implementation of this ideology, it has placed the Kim micro-family unit at the head of a nationwide macro-family, with Kim II-sung as the father figure and the North Korean people as his children. When used, ” Juche years” are often accompanied by the Idfology equivalent, i. Death and state funeral of Kim Il-sung.

Starting inan ideological innovation known as Songun “military first” was added to the Juche ideology. Ethnic Nationalism in Korea: The article is available online for free as a PDF see the linked document. Totaritarian rule generally consists of external domination by fear and terror based upon legally justified violence and internal indoctrination through education.

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