10-POINT PROGRAMME OF THE GREAT UNITY OF THE WHOLE NATION FOR THE REUNIFICATION OF THE COUNTRY by KIM IL SUNG published on UK Songun website
KIM IL SUNG
10-POINT PROGRAMME OF THE GREAT UNITY OF THE WHOLE NATION
FOR THE REUNIFICATION OF THE COUNTRY
April 6, 1993
put an end to the nearly half a century of division and confrontation
and reunify the country is the unanimous demand and desire of the whole
nation. For the independent and peaceful reunification of the country
it is necessary to achieve the great unity of the whole nation. All
those who are concerned about the destiny of the nation, whether they
be in the north, or in the south, or overseas, and whether they be
communists or nationalists, rich or poor, atheists or believers, must
unite as one nation, transcending all their differences, and together
pave the way for national reunification.
with strength devoting their strength, those with knowledge giving
their knowledge and those with money donating their money, all should
make a tangible contribution to the reunification of the country and
the development and prosperity of a reunified land, so putting an end
to national division and displaying the dignity and honour of the
reunited 70 million fellow countrymen to the world.
A unified state, independent, peaceful and neutral, should be founded
through the great unity of the whole nation.
north and the south should found a pan-national unified state to
represent all parties, all groupings and all the members of the nation
from all walks of life, while leaving the existing two systems and two
governments intact. The pan-national unified state should be a
confederal state in which the two regional governments of the north and
the south are represented equally, and an independent, peaceful and
nonaligned neutral state which does not lean to any great power.
2. Unity should be based on patriotism and the spirit of national independence.
the members of the nation should link their individual destiny with
that of the nation, love their nation passionately and unite with the
single desire to defend the independence of the nation. They should
display dignity and pride in being members of our nation and reject
sycophancy and national nihilism that erode the nation's consciousness
Unity should be achieved on the principle of promoting co-existence,
co-prosperity and common interests and subordinating everything to the
cause of national reunification.
north and the south should recognize and respect the existence of
different beliefs, ideas and systems, and achieve joint progress and
prosperity, with neither side encroaching on the other. They should
promote the interests of the whole nation before regional and class
interests and direct every effort to the accomplishment of the cause of
All political disputes that foment division and confrontation between
fellow countrymen should be ended and unity should be achieved.
north and the south should refrain from seeking or fomenting
confrontation, end all political disputes between them and stop abusing
and slandering each other. As fellow countrymen they should not be
hostile to each other and, through the united efforts of the nation,
they should counter foreign aggression and interference.
The fear of invasion from both south and north, and the ideas of
prevailing over communism and communization should be dispelled, and
north and south should believe in each other and unite.
north and the south should not threaten and invade each other. Neither
side should try to force its system on the other or to absorb the
The north and south should value democracy and join hands on the road
to national reunification, without rejecting each other because of
differences in ideals and principles.
should guarantee the freedom of debate on and of activities for
reunification and should not suppress, take reprisals against,
persecute or punish political opponents. They should not arrest anyone
because of their pro-north or pro-south tendencies and should release
and reinstate all political prisoners so that they may contribute to
the cause of national reunification.
The north and south should protect the material and spiritual wealth of
individuals and organizations and encourage their use for the promotion
of great national unity.
before reunification and after it they should recognize state
ownership, cooperative ownership and private ownership and protect the
capital and property of individuals and organizations, as well as all
interests concerned with foreign capital. They should recognize the
social reputation and qualifications of individuals in all domains
including science, education, literature, the arts, public debate, the
press, health care and sports, and continue to guarantee the benefits
granted to people who have performed meritorious services.
Understanding, trust and unity should be built up across the nation
through contact, exchange visits and dialogue.
the obstacles to contact and exchange visits should be removed and the
door should be opened for everyone without discrimination to undertake
exchange visits. All the parties, groupings and people of all social
standings should be given equal opportunities to conduct dialogue, and
bilateral and multilateral dialogue should be developed.
The whole nation, north, south and overseas, should strengthen its
solidarity for the sake of national reunification.
beneficial to national reunification should be supported and encouraged
in an unbiased manner and things harmful to it should be rejected in
the north, in the south and overseas, and all should assist and
cooperate with one another, going beyond their own narrow enclosure.
All political parties, organizations and the people from all walks of
life in the north, in the south and overseas should be allied
organizationally in the patriotic work to achieve national
Those who have contributed to the great unity of the nation and to the
cause of national reunification should be honoured.
favours should be granted to those who have performed exploits for the
sake of the great unity of the nation and the reunification of the
country, to patriotic martyrs and to their descendants. If those who
had turned their back on the nation in the past return to the patriotic
road, repentant of their past, they should be dealt with leniently and
assessed fairly, according to the contribution they have made to the
cause of national reunification.
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