calendar>> March 5. 2014 Juche 103
Self-reliance, Mainstay of DPRK People
Pyongyang, March 5 (KCNA) -- The DPRK people have held fast to the principle of self-reliance, the spirit of self-reliance in carrying on the revolution and construction.

It is their steadfast will to build a thriving socialist nation with their own efforts, technologies and resources.

Thanks to the spirit, the Korean revolution, which began with the organization of the Down-with-Imperialism Union, could win victories one after another.

The DPRK people emerged victorious in two revolutionary wars and successfully carried out postwar reconstruction, thus building up a socialist country independent in politics, self-supporting in economy and self-reliant in defence.

Even in the period of the Arduous March, the forced march during which the country was in hard time, they provided a springboard for building a thriving nation. In those years, they came to have deeper grasp of the validity and vitality of the spirit with the conviction that self-reliance is the only way for their victory and prosperity.

Marshal Kim Jong Un, in his speech at the 8th Conference of Ideological Officials of the Workers' Party of Korea, underscored the need to steadily carry forward the spirit of the Korean people who made tractor and electric locomotive from scratch and conquered space with their efforts and technology.

The DPRK people are fully determined to surpass all other countries in all fields in the sprit of self-reliance under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Un.

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