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Rodong Sinmun Calls for Holding Fast to Self-Reliance Principle
Pyongyang, October 27 (KCNA) -- The principle of self-reliance should be held fast to in order to firmly defend sovereignty and dignity of the country and the nation and vigorously advance the revolution and construction. Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in a signed article.

The history of building a rich and powerful country is the history of firmly defending the national dignity and glorifying it with the might of self-reliance, the article notes, and goes on:

Self-reliance provides the DPRK with a sure guarantee for holding fast to its own line and policy in building a rich and powerful country.

The Workers' Party of Korea has always shaped line and policies independently from the Juche-oriented stand and has steadily carried them out.

Self-reliance is the most powerful way for increasing power of the country in every way.

Now the DPRK is demonstrating its might as a dignified socialist country with strong national power. Had the DPRK not adhered to the principle of self-supporting in economy and self-reliance in national defence from its early days, it would not have defended itself in such grim ordeals as the "Arduous March" in the past and risen to the position of the powerful country as today.

Self-reliance precisely means patriotism providing the younger generation with cradle of genuine life and happiness.

Through the difficult and arduous struggle the DPRK people deeply realized that self-reliance only is what keeps them alive and the way for eternal victory and prosperity. The hearts of the people are full of warm patriotic enthusiasm and will to certainly build a dignified great prosperous powerful socialist nation in this land by their own strength, technology and resources and hand it down to posterity with pride.

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