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December 12, 1975

GDR AMBASSADOR PYONGYANG TO MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, BERLIN

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    Excerpt from East German ambassador's message about celebrations in North Korea initiated by Kim Jong Il.
    "GDR Ambassador Pyongyang to Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Berlin," December 12, 1975, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Political Archive of the Foreign Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (PA AA, MfAA), C 6862. Obtained and translated for NKIDP by Bernd Schaefer. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113930
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Currently the entire DPRK is engaged in the movement “Conquest of the Red Banner of the 3 Revolutions”. It started about two months ago in the ore mines. Eventually it included, after heightened efforts, the entire industry, agriculture, the education system, and the state apparatus. … The “Party Center” (Kim Il Sung’s son) is said to have initiated this.