Pyongyang, June 29 (KCNA) — The seven decades-long history of the DPRK is a proud one in which the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Korean people have hewed out the way of prosperity by their own efforts and rushed ahead, racing against time, Rodong Sinmun says in an article on Friday.
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The Korean people could build an invincible socialist state with tremendous political and military strength and economic potential recognized by the world on this land where centuries-old backwardness and poverty prevailed as they strived hard in reliance on their own strength.
The history and reality teach the truth that dependence on foreign forces results in subordination and national ruin and only self-reliance and self-development is the way out for eternal prosperity. The world witnesses steady changes and development. No matter how much water has flowed under the bridge, the philosophical principle that prosperity depends on the spirit of self-reliance and self-development can never change.
Steadfast are the resolve and will of the Korean people to build a dignified and powerful socialist state on this land revered by the world as early as possible by hastening the grand march for economic construction under the banner of self-development-first principle, irrespective of any change in the situation of the Korean peninsula and the international climate.
Nobody can block our grand march for building a powerful state as there are the wise guidance of the great Party and the army and people fully armed with the spirit of self-reliance.
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