History of the DPRK

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History of the DPRK

Below are a number of documents that provide a short introduction to the history of the Korea as a united country and the situation that has existed since the division of the peninsula following the defeat of Japanese Fascism in 1945.

Pre-Revolutionary Korea

Celebrities in Korean History (1), Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 107 (2018), 82 pages.

Japan’s War Crimes, Past and Present, by Ri Jong Hyon, Foreign Languages Publishing House Pyongyang, Juche 88 (1999), 193 pages.

The Revolutionary War

The Korean War, An Unanswered Question, by Dr Channing Liem, former Ambassador to the United Nations, Republic of Korea, 1960-61, Published in Commemoration of the 42nd Anniversary of the Korean War, June 25 1992, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1993, 56 pages.

The US Imperialists started the Korean War, by Candidate Academician Ho Jong Ho, Doctors Kang Sok Hui and Pak Thae Ho, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1993, 257 pages.

The Korean War, 1950-1953: The First Defeat of the U.S. Military in the 20th Century, by an American Maoist, June 2016, 20 pages.

A Grand Birth, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 107 (2018), 87 pages. The early days of the Republic.

War Veterans’ Reminiscences, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 107 (2018), 95 pages.

Post-Liberation DPRK

Irrigation works in the DPRK, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1955, 74 pages.

On the question of the 600,000 Koreans in Japan, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1959, 83 pages.

Big Leap in Korea’ s National Economy, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1959, 44 pages.

Great economic results attained by Korean people in 1958, Information on Korea No 1, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1959, 15 pages.

Development and Prospect of Industry in Korea, Information on Korea No 11, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1959, 18 pages.

Pyongyang 1961, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1961, 59 pages.

Memorandum of the Government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in connection of the placing of the item on the withdrawal of all the foreign troops stationed in South Korea under the flag of the United Nations on the agenda of the 29th Session of the UN General Assembly, October 7 1974, Pyongyang, 1974, 24 pages.

Struggle for Korea’s National Rights, Wilfred Burchett, Pyongyang, 1974, 20 pages.

Pyongyang Historical Relics, Central History Museum of Korea, Pyongyang, 1977, 58 pages.

Indictment to the World, White Paper on atrocious Kwangju Genocide, issued by the Central Committee of the Revolutionary Party for Reunification, Pyongyang, June 10, 1980, 12 pages. About the massacre in the city of Kwangju (Gwangju) in southwest South Korea.

The Concrete Wall – Dividing Korea into North and South, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1980, 20 pages.

Fisheries of Korea, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1984, 17 pages.

‘Long Live Korean Reunification and Independence! Down With Korean Revisionism! by N. Steinmayr, January 1999, 63 pages.

Historical Dictionary of North Korea, Ilpyong J Kim, Asian/Oceanian Historical Dictionaries, No. 40, The Scarecrow Press, Maryland, 2003, 282 pages.

On Nationalism, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 97 (2008), 11 pages.

The Evolution of Human Rights Thinking in North Korea, by Robert Weatherley & Song Jiyoung, from the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Volume 24, No. 2, June 2008, 27 pages.

The Right to Survival in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, by Jiyoung Song, Cambridge University Press, from the European Journal of East Asian Studies, Volume 9, No. 1, 2010, 33 pages.

The UN’s Human Rights Policy towards North Korea: The Limit of the Neo-liberal Approach, by Sang-Soo Lee, Research Institute for Security Affairs at Korea National Defense University [South Korea], from The Journal of Peace Studies, Volume 13, No. 2, 2012, 24 pages.

Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 103 (2014), 144 pages. (This is too large for WordPress Media at the moment. Anyone interested I’ll send a pdf copy direct if you provide an email address.)

Seventy Years of Brilliant Leadership, On the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 104 (2015), 112 pages.

Understanding Workers’ Party of Korea, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 105 (2016), 150 pages.

The Pueblo, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 106 (2017), 2 pages.

DPRK – Seven decades of creation and changes, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 107 (2018), 152 pages.

Seventy-five Years of Great Leadership, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 109 (2020), 137 pages. 75 years of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

The Division and Re-unification of Korea

Korea’s Division and Its Truth, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 103 (2014), 161 pages.

Korea – the 38th Parallel North, by Ryo Sung Chol, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, 1995, 225 pages.

The DPRK and the USA

The Korean Question and US Forces in South Korea, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 92 (2003), 90 pages.

US – the Empire of Terrorism, by Kim Chol Myong. A Terrorist State at the very source; The author of Terrorism on the Korean Peninsula; The Boss of International Terrorism. Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 92 (2003), 15 pages.

Withdrawal of US Troops from South Korea – No more delay, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 97 (2008), 129 pages.

How the Korean Question Has Become Internationalized 1, Origin of the Korean Question, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 107 (2018), 51 pages.

A duel of reason between Korea and US, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 89 (2000), 337 pages.

The United States: ‘War against terrorism’, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 97 (2008), 79 pages.

DPRK-US Showdown, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 103 (2014), 162 pages.

The DPRK and the People’s Republic of China

New Journey to Peace and Prosperity in 2018, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 108 (2019), 57 pages.

Ushering in a New Era of Development in External Relations, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 110 (2021), 149 pages.

The Juche Idea

Juche Idea – answers to hundred questions, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 101 (2012), 64 pages.

Man’s destiny and Juche Idea, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 101 (2012), 75 pages.

Exposition of the Principles of the Juche Idea

Volume 1 – What is the view of the Juche Idea on the world, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 103 (2014), 94 pages.

Volume 2 – The torch of Juche that illuminates human society, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 103 (2014), 116 pages.

Volume 3 – The fundamentals of rise and fall of country and nation, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 103 (2014), 92 pages.

Volume 4 – Songun opens the door of Independence and Prosperity, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 103 (2014), 153 pages.

Volume 5 – The building of a thriving socialist country, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 103 (2014), 113 pages.

The Songun Idea

Songun Politics and Peace on the Korean Peninsula, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 97 (2008), 56 pages.

Songun—All-Powerful Sword of the Present Times, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 97 (2008), 26 pages.

Questions and answers on the Songun Idea, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 101 (2012), 57 pages.

Songun Politics in Korea, by Ri Jong Chol, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 101 (2012), 77 pages.

Songun, Might of Korea, Foreign Languages Publishing House, Pyongyang, Juche 106 (2017), 84 pages.

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