Juche, which is often interpreted as an ideology of independence or self-reliance, was developed by the founder of the DPRK, Kim Il Sung, in the era of the Korean nation’s struggle against Japanese colonialism.
In 1982 President Kim Jong Il wrote down his main thoughts on Juche in a book. However, Juche was widely recognized among Korean founding fathers during the struggling era.
Initially, Juche was seen as an ideology of struggle influenced by Marxism. However, in subsequent developments, Juche succeeded in growing into a distinctive ideology in the Korean independence struggle. In principle, this ideology teaches that every human being is the master of his own destiny, as well as the master of its revolution.Continue reading “A Letter on Juche”