Ideological and Spiritual Wealth of Korean People
Underlying all victories in the Korean revolution is the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the main source of indomitable spiritual strength of the Korean people.
The revolutionary spirit of Paektu is the spirit of infinite loyalty to
The arduous march vividly recorded in the history of the anti-Japanese war of the Korean people proves the vitality of the spirit.
It was a historic march Commander
The heroic spirit of Korean nation, the indomitable revolutionary spirit that should be carried on as the eternal banner of struggle and advance by the descendants, was fully exhibited through a hundred or more days’ march the distance of which covered by the anti-Japanese guerrillas would usually take them only five or six days.
The march was very severe from the beginning. Every day, every step and every moment of the march was the continuation of difficulties and bloody battles beyond human imagination as the guerrillas had to fight over 20 battles some days and make their way through the heaviest snowfall in a hundred years, plus severe cold of 40 degrees below zero, severe hunger, fatigue and diseases. As food ran out, they had just one meal a day and finally they had to continue the march, eating only snow. They spent nights covering themselves with thin white cloth in the severe cold as they could not build campfires and had no time to rest after setting up tents.
In the period, however, invincible military tactics and art of war without parallel in the history of guerrilla warfare were created and the revolutionary spirit of anti-Japanese revolutionary ranks to follow their Commander and win the war without fail was further strengthened.
And during the march, the story was told about “a cup of parched-rice flour” President
The revolutionary spirit of Paektu which was created in the flames of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle by President
The resolute spirit of national defence displayed by the Korean people in the 1950s, the revolutionary spirit of Chollima and the spirit of the Arduous March that the country had to undergo in the concluding decade of the last century are also brilliant inheritance and development of the revolutionary spirit of Paektu.
The Korean people have achieved marvelous successes in the advance and development of socialism in the face of the worst difficulties and trials that beggar description for scores of years, and today they give full play to the indomitable spiritual strength that is admired by the whole world, because the revolutionary spirit of Mt Paektu is carried on year after year as the lifeblood of the Korean nation.
The revolutionary spirit of Paektu is the noble spirit that is engraved in the hearts of Korean people forever and their most valuable ideological and spiritual wealth.