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Kim Il Sung, Illustrious Commander

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) — It has been twenty-five years since President Kim Il Sung was awarded the title of the DPRK Generalissimo.

It was an expression of boundless trust in the President and a noteworthy event to be recorded in the history of the Korean nation and the world politics.
After embarking upon the road of the revolution in his teens, Kim Il Sung defeated the Japanese imperialists and achieved the historic cause of national liberation with his brilliant stratagem and tactics and outstanding leadership, bearing in mind the will of Songun (military-first) that arms have to be countered with arms.
During the Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953), the President created such peculiar Juche-based strategy and tactics unprecedented in human history of war as the formation of second front behind enemy line, tank-hunting team movement and tunnel warfare to deal annihilating blows to the U.S. imperialists.
For scores of years after the war, he safeguarded the destiny of the country and nation in the showdown with the U.S. imperialists.
He humbled the U.S. imperialists with his pluck and grit of Paektu whenever they escalated tensions through military provocations, including the spy ship Pueblo case, large spy plane EC-121 case and Panmunjom incident.
Indeed, President Kim Il Sung is the iron-willed commander and legendary great man unparalleled in history.
Therefore, the army and people of the DPRK bestowed the title of the Generalissimo on him on the occasion of his 80th birth anniversary.

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