The name of the DPRK is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and stands as the perfect name for the perfect country bearing witness to the eternal greatness of Great Leader President Kim Il Sung and the man-centered Juche-based Korean-style socialist system wisely created by him with flawless forethought and continued brilliantly by Dear Leader Comrade Generalissimo Kim Jong Il's invincible Songun leadership that is the shining light of the world for which the peoples of the world yearn and that is the envy of of world progressives, says the Korean Central News Agency :
Name of Country Associated with Lofty Intention of Kim Il Sung
Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea greets its 57th birthday on September 9. With the founding of the DPRK, Korea has demonstrated its honor and might as a sovereign and independent state in the international arena and a new type of people's state guided by the Juche idea came into being in the political history of humankind. The name of the DPRK, the country's name, means that it is an independent state representing the interests of all the Koreans and striving for the socialist construction in the northern half of the country and the peaceful reunification of the country. It also means that the state power is a revolutionary one of the workers and peasants based on a solid political and economic foundation. The state is the most democratic one which allows the broad sections of the people to participate in state affairs, enforces thorough dictatorship against class enemies and provides all the people with the political freedom, rights and abundant material and cultural life. The name of the country is associated with the love of President Kim Il Sung for the country and people.
The institution of the state name was accompanied by an acute conflict of opinion. At that time some alien elements insisted that the name of the state should be "people's republic" or "democratic republic" without "people", saying that the DPRK was too long and foreigners did not name their countries in such a way. The President disclosed their intention to use the institution for their wicked purpose and led it in a correct way.
He noted that their assertion was a very wrong and dangerous one misunderstanding the tasks at the then stage of the revolutionary developments, particularly ignoring the conditions of the divided country.
As a result, their moves were smashed and the country was named in the interests of the Korean revolution and people.
The name of the country has rooted deep in the minds of the Korean people and is shining all over the world under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.