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October 12, 1988

Untitled report from Mieczysław Dedo, Polish Ambassador to the DPRK, concerning succession after Kim Il Sung

Poland's ambassador to the DPRK reports on the speculation over the successor to Kim Il Sung and how the Republic of Korea's normalization of relations with communist states is related to the relative ranks of Kim Pyong-Il and Kim Jong Il.

October 23, 1987

Letter from an East German Citizen to the DPRK Embassy in the GDR

An enthuastic East German citizent tries to establish contact with the North Korean embassy in order to share his views on Juche.

July 4, 1979

Activities of the Korean Embassy in the GDR Among Foreign Students

The North Korean Embassy in the GDR is hosting study and film sessions for foreign students from countries such as Malawi.

September 10, 1967

Look at Kim Il Sung’s Ugly Face!

A Cultural Revolution-era newsletter from a group of Shanghai radicals denouncing North Korean leader Kim Il Sung.

May 23, 1972

North Asia Department No. 720035, 'Summary of (redacted)’s Debrief on North Korea following his Three-week Mission to North Korea from this Past mid-April'

An unnamed Japanese individual reports on a visit to North Korea, commenting on the country's relations with China, the Soviet Union, Japan, and South Korea, the cult of personality, and the Korea question at the UN, among other issues.

November 18, 1969

N. Sudarikov, 'The Main Directions of the Domestic and Foreign Policy of the KWP CC and DPRK Government and the Situation in Korea'

The document describes the increased exaltation of Kim Il Sung. Regarding international relations, the DPRK diverges with the Soviet Union and other European countries. The document also touches on relations with the Soviet Union, China, and South Korea. Lastly, some issues which should be addressed during the visit of Pak Seong-cheol to the Soviet Union are mentioned.

September 13, 1969

I.I. Shtodin, 'Report about the Trip of a Delegation of the Primorsky Kray to the Province of North Hamgyong for the Celebration of the 21st Anniversary of the Proclamation of the DPRK'

The delegation from Primorsky Kray visited various places in the Northern Hamgyong and describes their impressions, such as how primitive the factories were or how much the cult of Kim Il Sung was evident in society.

November 11, 1980

Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'New Party Rules of the Korean Workers’ Party'

A report on the new party rules of the Korean Worker's Party, which seems to replace Marxism-Leninism with the Juche ideology.

October 16, 1980

Report to the Political Bureau on the Korean Workers’ Party’s 6th Congress and on the celebrations of the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the KWP

A report on the Korean Worker's Party's 6th Congress and on the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the KWP to the Political Bureau, including the agenda of the congress.

November 1980

Telegram from the Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang, 'KWP’s Congress'

The Hungarian Embassy in Pyongyang reports on the Kim Il Sung cult of personality and the likelihood that Kim Jong Il will be appointed successor.