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Kim Jong Il's Patriotism Inspires DPRK People in Building Thriving Nation
Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in his New Year address said that Kim Jong Il's patriotism is the eternal soul and breath of Kim Il Sung's nation and a driving force for the building of a thriving country.

In his lifetime leader Kim Jong Il devoted his all to the prosperity of the country and happiness of its people with ardent love for them. Kim Jong Il's patriotism calls for regarding every blade of grass and tree of the country as one's own flesh and blood. This patriotism based on love and devotion requires anyone to respond in action, not by word, to the call of the country and the people.

Inspired by Kim Jong Il's patriotism, the Korean army and people made a dynamic onward march for carrying into practice his plan and behests last year.

They successfully launched the satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2, fully displaying the high-level space science and technology and overall national strength of Juche Korea. They also made a breakthrough on all major fronts for building a thriving country with the mettle of "At a go".

Solid material and technological foundations were laid for the development of the national economy and a number of monumental edifices built in different parts of the country to renew its looks.

The fact evidently proves that Kim Jong Il's patriotism is a powerful driving force for the final victory in building a thriving socialist country.

With this patriotism, the army and people of the DPRK will devote all their patriotic zeal and wisdom to the prosperity of the socialist country.

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