The Korean People's Army Is Invincible
No one can match the invincible Korean People's Army, and what is the secret? The first one is that the KPA has been led by outstanding leaders.
President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), who founded the KPA and defeated the US and Japanese imperialists in one generation, was an ever-victorious veteran commander and outstanding general recognized by the world.
He brought the ferocious Japanese imperialists, so-called leader of Asia, to their knees and defeated the US imperialists who boasted of being “the strongest” in the world. Chairman Kim Jong Il (1942-2011) was a military commander who administered unique Songun politics and, upholding the banner of Songun, achieved victory after victory in the war without gunshots against the allied imperialist forces under the harsh circumstances created by them to isolate and suffocate the DPRK.
Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un, who is carrying forward the cause of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, is a brilliant general possessed of outstanding military wisdom and art of command and unparalleled courage. He is gifted with outstanding military wisdom and seasoned commandership of specifying ever-victorious strategies and tactics even under the quite complicated situation, forestalling the aggressive provocation of war by the reckless imperialists with an uninterrupted attack and bringing victory without fighting. And he helps the masses of soldiers develop conviction in victory and unmatched courage, always finding himself among them, and takes care of their life with paternal affection. This is a trait of Kim Jong Un as a peerless strategist and military genius.
The second one is that the KPA is strong in its political, ideological and military capabilities. Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un turns the KPA into steel-strong ranks firmly rallied through a sense of obligation and devotion, and is paying primary attention to the ideological and spiritual preparedness of the soldiers.
Whenever he inspects military units, he visits the education rooms first, sometimes seeing the soldiers' artistic performances which reflected their ideological and spiritual preparedness, and other times stressing that the work of ideological education of the soldiers should be intensified. Thanks to his efforts, all the KPA soldiers are firmly armed with the spirit of defending their motherland and fellow people.
The service personnel are firmly rallied around their Supreme Commander, and possessed of ideological and spiritual preparedness with which to go through hell or high water to carry out his orders and directives.
The commanders are prepared to skilfully deal with any operations and battles; the rank and file are prepared physically and tactically through intensive training to carry out any combat missions; all the services and arms are equipped with modern weapons of high strike power and manoeuvrability, ready for both attack and defence with a powerful war deterrent, and capable of coping with modern warfare immediately and perfectly in any circumstances. It is not fortuitous that the hostile forces do not dare to attack the DPRK even though they consider it as a thorn in their flesh. The third one is the single-hearted unity and great army-people unity.
The unity between officers and men and between the army and people is a traditional feature unique to the KPA.
The tradition of the unity, fully demonstrated from the first day of the KPA's founding, has reached the highest level of its development thanks to the leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un.
The officers of the KPA pay close attention to the health and even slightest concerns of the soldiers. There are a number of officers who rescued their soldiers sacrificing their lives in unexpected emergencies. The soldiers sincerely respect and faithfully follow such officers and regard it as part of their morality and conscience before being their duty to carry out orders and directives of the officers unconditionally and thoroughly.
Often the officers and men sing and dance together during the breaks of training, a vivid scene that shows the relations between them.
The unity between the army and people is the great army-people unity based on strong and noble spirit displayed by the soldiers, not just the soldiers and people helping each other.
The army and people not only regard each other as family members, brothers and sisters and help each other but also share will, life and death.
The KPA is playing the leading role in consolidating the army-people unity, the foundation of the DPRK society, doing many good things for the people under the slogan “Let us help the people!”
In recent years alone thanks to their devoted efforts monumental structures and bases of cultural and leisure activities like the Samjiyon area in the northern part, Jungphyong Vegetable Greenhouse Farm and Yangdok Hot Spring Resort have been built.
The Korean People's Army under the leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un will further demonstrate its might as an invincible army.
A Famous Flower Singing the Praises of a Great Man
In this world there are many flowers that make people feel joyful and lively with their beauty and fragrance. But few of them can rival Kimjongilia which is associated with a great man's name and blooms in the hearts of the people for its appearance and meaning.
Mototeru Kamo, a famous Japanese horticulturist, had had a life-long dream of breeding a new species of flower which can represent the era, and he finally succeeded after over 20 years' struggle. He knew Kim Jong Il of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, who had developed the Juche idea and opened a new history of creation and construction, was a great man steering the times. He named his new flower species after him, and presented it to Kim Jong Il as a gift in February 1988.
In February 1989, a year later, a festival of political songs was held in Germany. Kimjongilia appeared on a flat-screen display in the festival arena. Its beautiful appearance raised a storm of cheers and applause.
In May 1991, the 12th International Horticultural Show was held in former Czechoslovakia, and presented there were over 820 species of flowers from 130 flower-producing companies, groups and institutes from over ten countries, all of which were famous as world-class flower-producing countries. In the global competition, where the most famous and beautiful flowers of each country and the newly-bred ones were displayed, Kimjongilia was awarded the special prize and gold medal and took the first place. Even the jury exclaimed that the flower was the best of all. Tens of thousands of people visited the Kimjongilia exhibition house every day, and they said the birth of this flower was a joy and pride of humankind, and that it should be awarded a “king” prize, not a special prize and a gold medal.
Thus, Kimjongilia gripped the hearts of the people in its debut in international competition.
In March 1995, an international horticultural show was held in Sweden. Over 160 organizations, companies and associations from 17 countries including the DPRK, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and Switzerland participated in the show and Kimjongilia again caused a sensation for its extraordinarily large flower, deep-red petals, a thick stem holding up the flower and heart-shaped green leaves.
A journalist of Sweden said: I have seen many flower shows as a journalist but I have never been excited like today; I will grow Kimjongilia with sincerity and introduce it on papers with the name, Kim Jong Il.
European flower experts, who had exhibited the flowers in the show, asked for cooperation in cultivating the flower, and horticultural businessmen proposed joint cultivation and ways of growing the seedlings on a large scale.
Some insisted on establishing a permanent institution for the propagation of Kimjongilia.
Finally, on March 30, 1995, the Nordic Kimjongilia Association was formed, and later Kimjongilia fanciers society was established in Japan.
Kimjongilia greenhouses were opened in Madagascar in June 1994, in Yanji, China, in February 1995, and in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, in November 1997.
On the authorization of the International Society for Horticultural Science, the American Begonia Society registered Kimjongilia as new species No. 991 in August 2004.
During 2019 Beijing World Horticultural Expo in China which started in April, many people visited the DPRK Pavilion in the World Horticultural District.
A related person from Shandong, China, said: This is the first time for me to see Kimjongilia and it is very beautiful; it is amazing, and I would like to know how to grow it.
People who visited the DPRK Pavilion said unanimously that the flower reminded them of Chairman Kim Jong Il's vigour and enthusiasm, generosity and personality.