Format: CD + booklet
Time: 60 min.
The JUCHE IDEA, sometimes spelled Chuch'e , is a political thesis formed by Kim Il-sung that states that the Korean masses are the masters of the country's development. From the 50s to the 70s, Kim and other party theorists such as Hwang Jang-yop elaborated the JUCHE IDEA into a set of principles that the North Korea government uses to justify its policy decisions. Among these are a strong military posture and reliance on Korean national resources. The name comes from JUCHE, sometimes translated in North Korean sources as "independent stand" or "spirit of self-reliance". It has also been interpreted as "always putting Korean things first". According to Kim Il-sung, the JUCHE IDEA is based on the belief that "man is the master of everything and decides everything". The first known reference to JUCHE IDEA as a North Korean ideology was an anti-Soviet speech given by Kim Il-sung on December 28, 1955. Titled "On Eliminating Dogmatism and Formalism and Establishing JUCHE IDEA in Ideological Work", it was given to promote a political purge similar to the earlier Yan'an Rectification Movement in China. The process for the development of JUCHE IDEA followed a process similar to China's development of Zili Gengsheng, in that both came from a doubt in the benefits of being in the Soviet orbit, and that both ideologies stimulated a turn towards the Third World in foreign policy. The CD we have here is a consist in a compilation of industrial artists who mix also several spoken words and speeches. I think it left very few physycal copies of this release, so If anyone want to buy it, you have go HERE .