WA Delegate: None.
Embassies: Pyongyang, Korean Peoples Army, The Internationale, Das Kommune, Marxist Scholars Circle, Communist China, The Communist Party of NationStates, Regional Defense Committee, The Sovereign Socialist States, Revolutionary Vietnam, united socialist states of indi, United Left Front, The MT Army, Hippy Haven, Alliance Against Nazis, United Socialist Republics, and 16 others.Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, NSLeft, The League of Reformed Socialist States, The International Communist Union, Autism, The Revolutionary Union, Union of Socialist Soviet Republics, Red Liberation League, Worldwide Communist Union, The Communist Beach, The Peoples Union, Antifa, Peoples Revolutionary Democratic Union, USSD, Juche Union, and The Leftist Union.
Regional Power: Moderate
Today's World Census Report
The Happiest Citizens in North Korea
A recent survey attempted to measure the average happiness of citizens in various nations. These results should be treated with caution, however, as results tend to fluctuate from day to day.
As a region, North Korea is ranked 6,009th in the world for Happiest Citizens.
|1.||The Mass Line of Comradeland||Democratic Socialists||“Raise your hammers high comrades!”|
|2.||The Community of Novoe Kitezh||Left-wing Utopia||“Stagnation is death. Forward unto progress.”|
|3.||The Socialist Republics of Communal Earth||Corrupt Dictatorship||“Run comrade, The Old World is behind you!”|
|4.||The Guiding Red Light of Marxist-Feminists||Iron Fist Socialists||“In defense of Korean socialism!”|
|5.||The Socialist Watcherist States of Ferasdor||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“The Watcher of the Watchers.”|
|6.||The Disputed Territories of Chagang||Democratic Socialists||“Korea strong and true!”|
|7.||The ICBM of Unha-3||Democratic Socialists||“Representing North Korea”|
|8.||The Free Land of Republic of Clarity||Democratic Socialists||“Alerte, Alerte, Anti-Fascista!”|
|9.||The Pyongyang Air Defense of KPAF Mig-29||Democratic Socialists||“2nd Air Division”|
|10.||The Songun Revolutionaries of North Bay||Corrupt Dictatorship||“The hearty people of the North”|
- : The Builder of Embassy Master of the region The Embassy proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Socialist Revolutionaries of Nodong II arrived from Union of Socialist Soviet Republics.
- : The Socialist Revolutionaries of Nodong II departed this region for Union of Socialist Soviet Republics.
- : The Socialist revolutionaries of Rodong arrived from Osiris.
- : The Marxist-Feminists of The Defender Alliance rejected Ursusan Union PL's request for regional embassies.
- : The Marxist-Feminists of The Defender Alliance rejected The Death of Trinity's request for regional embassies.
- : The Marxist-Feminists of The Defender Alliance rejected The Death of Trinity's request for regional embassies.
- : The Marxist-Feminists of The Defender Alliance rejected The Fangirl and Fanboy Army's request for regional embassies.
- : The Empire of The Free Republic Of The Austrian Aussie of the region The Fangirl and Fanboy Army proposed constructing embassies.
- : The Democratic Republic of Doeactive departed this region for Alliance Against Nazis.
North Korea Regional Message Board
V. I. Lenin
Economics And Politics In The Era Of The Dictatorship Of The Proletariat
"The statistics quoted above reveal a striking difference between the working peasant and the peasant profiteer. That peasant who during 1918-19 delivered to the hungry workers of the cities 40,000,000 poods of grain at fixed state prices, who delivered this grain to the state agencies despite all the shortcomings of the latter, shortcomings fully realised by the workers’ government, but which were unavoidable in the first period of the transition to socialism—that peasant is a working peasant, the comrade and equal of the socialist worker, his most faithful ally, his blood brother in the fight against the yoke of capital. Whereas that peasant who clandestinely sold 40,000,000 poods of grain at ten times the state price, taking advantage of the need and hunger of the city worker, deceiving the state, and everywhere increasing and creating deceit, robbery and fraud—that peasant is a profiteer, an ally of the capitalist, a class enemy of the worker, an exploiter. For whoever possesses surplus grain gathered from land belonging to the whole state with the help of implements in which in one way or another is embodied the labour not only of the peasant but also of the worker and so on— whoever possesses a surplus of grain and profiteers in that grain is an exploiter of the hungry worker.
You are violators of freedom, equality, and democracy—they shout at us on all sides, pointing to the inequality of the worker and the peasant under our Constitution, to the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly, to the forcible confiscation of surplus grain, and so forth. We reply—never in the world has there been a state which has done so much to remove the actual inequality, the actual lack of freedom from which the working peasant has been suffering for centuries. But we shall never recognise equality with the peasant profiteer, just as we do not recognise “equality” between the exploiter and the exploited, between the sated and the hungry, nor the “freedom” for the former to rob the latter. And those educated people who refuse to recognise this difference we shall treat as whiteguards, even though they may call themselves democrats, socialists, internationalists, Kautskys, Chernovs, or Martovs."
Comrades, if you want to expand your knowledge on Marxist-Leninism, there is a Marxist-Leninist study guide:
It is divided into categories, from anti-revisionism to Women's and LGBT liberation. Definitely check it out.
The Marxist-Leninist is a really good site I find. That is where I found the link displayed in our WFE on defending Korean socialism.
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And the bourgeois history books would like you to believe that the Kulaks didn't do anything wrong - not only that but they'd like you to believe that it was a problem only addressed by Stalin. However the actions of "Dekulakization" were discussed under Lenin and in his lifetime, Lenin didn't feel that popular support would allow for the liquidation of the rich peasant class - it was however in the plans of the revolution since 1917 and not put into effect until 1929-1931 by Stalin.
* By "liquidation" I mean the appropriation and division of their wealth by the government.
Today in history: 70 years since Vietnam independence proclaimed
Seventy years ago on this day in 1945, hours after Japan's surrender in World War II, Vietnamese communist leader Ho Chi Minh formally proclaimed the independence of Vietnam from France and the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
The proclamation paraphrased the U.S. Declaration of Independence in stating, "All men are born equal: the Creator has given us inviolable rights, life, liberty, and happiness!" and was cheered by an enormous crowd gathered in Hanoi's Ba Dinh Square. The declaration also evoked the French Revolution's Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
National Day (in Vietnamese: Ngày Quốc Khánh) is a holiday in Vietnam observed on September 2nd annually.
It would be 30 years, however, before Ho's dream of a united Vietnam became reality, but he did not live to see it. He died on this same date, September 2, 1969, 24 years to the day since the declaration of independence.
Born in 1890, Ho Chi Minh left Vietnam as a cook on a French steamer in 1911, at a time when France owned all of Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) as a colonial power. After several years as a seaman, Ho lived in London and then moved to France, where he became a founding member of the French Communist Party in 1920. He later traveled to the Soviet Union, where he studied revolutionary tactics and took an active role in the Communist International. In 1924, he went to China, where he set about organizing exiled Vietnamese communists. Expelled by nationalist China in 1927, he traveled extensively before returning to Vietnam in 1941.
There, he organized a Vietnamese guerrilla organization - the Viet Minh - to fight for Vietnamese independence. Japan occupied French Indochina in 1940 and collaborated with French officials loyal to France's Vichy regime [collaborators with Nazi Germany]. Ho had made contact with the Allies and aided operations against the Japanese in South China. In early 1945, Japan ousted the French administration in Vietnam and executed numerous French officials.
When Japan formally surrendered to the Allies on September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh felt emboldened enough to proclaim the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam. But French forces seized southern Vietnam and opened talks with the communists. These talks collapsed in 1946, and French warships bombarded the northern port city of Haiphong, killing thousands.
In response, the Viet Minh launched an attack against the French in Hanoi on December 19, 1945 - the beginning of the First Indochina War. During the eight-year war, the Chinese communists supported the Viet Minh, while the U.S. aided the French and anti-communist Vietnamese forces. In 1954, the French suffered a major defeat at Dien Bien Phu, in northwest Vietnam, prompting peace negotiations but the division of Vietnam along the 17th parallel at a conference in Geneva. Vietnam was divided into northern and southern regions, with Ho in command of North Vietnam and Emperor Bao Dai in control of South Vietnam.
In the late 1950s, the Viet Cong, a national liberation guerrilla movement, emerged in the South to oppose the colonial puppet régime there. The movement had effective support from North Vietnam, which never accepted the arbitrary and now seemingly permanent division of the country. Beginning in 1964, Vietnam withstood a decade-long military intervention by the United States. The Vietnamese national forces achieved victory just in time for May Day 1975, finally succeeding in reuniting North and South Vietnam. Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, was renamed Ho Chi Minh City, and September 2 could be celebrated as National Day throughout the land.
Today is a historic day, Solidarity with Vietnam!
This phenomenon manifests among "Marxists" as theatrical concern over the "atrocities" committed by the USSR during collectivization. The demands offered by the soldiers of Kronstadt are often cited; one demand, for example, was for the release of all peasants held prisoner. The bolsheviks' refusal to yield to these demands is often loudly condemned.
But it's unreasonable to demand that the workers' state release thousands and thousands of enemy soldiers and self-declared state enemies. Most of these prisoners were convicted of either serving as soldiers for the Green, Black, or White armies, or had burned crops and livestock to starve the cities.
What's truly disgusting is how the Soviet's actions here are compared to imperialist governments. The Soviet socialist state enacted brutal violencex. It was a tool of repression, and it fought tooth and nail to protect the people from the Czarists, the nationalists, and the anarchist uprisings - actual uprisings that were literally organized into armies expressly formed to destroy the fledgling socialist state. The bolsheviks took food from the Ukrainian peasants because the cities were starving - workers were literally leaving their factories to strip the trees around the city of bark for sustenance - and the peasants killed their livestock and burned their crops to deny it.
This is in no way the same as the French occupation of Algeria, or the US's pillaging of Korea and Latin America, or the Nazi's brutal murdering of the German communists and unions.
And the objections are always pathetic. Empty. Workers in Petrograd are living off bark. Multiple armies are encroaching. The peasants won't give any food, and are in fact burning crops and killing livestock. What were the bolsheviks to have done? How were they to have peacefully resolved the situation?
Very well said cde Violet-Red