Before people fall for the massive empire propaganda against Kim Jong Il and North korea, please read into it from the other point of view.
This article shows what JUCHE is, basically Korean for self-reliance and anti-imperialist independence, similar to what Sinn Fein means. Actually, quite a few leaders of the IRA and Sinn Fein were influenced by this ideology.
Kim Jong Il is not my favourite third world socialist leader, I think he should have put his country's strategy out there in the world more effectively like Chavez, Castro, etc, nevertheless, Kim Il Sung successfully defended his country against empire war, at a time when the empire was (and still is, and always will be until its complete end) making war moves on all our peoples. In so doing, Kim Jong Il showed every nation of the Global South, especially smaller ones, how to defend itself against empire. - Sukant Chandan, Sons of Malcolm