No Motherland Without You
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|No Motherland Without You|
|Chosŏn'gŭl||당신이 없으면, 조국도 없다|
|Hancha||當身이 없으면, 祖國도 없다|
|MR||Tangsini ŏpsŭmyŏn, chogukto ŏpta|
|RR||Dangsini eopseumyeon, jogukdo eopda|
No Motherland Without You is the deceased Kim Jong-il's signature tune. It proclaims the talent and virtues of Jong-il, and the attachment of the Korean people for him. The repeated phrase in the song is "We cannot exist without you, Comrade Kim Jong-il! The motherland cannot exist without you!" It is also considered to be the anthem of Songun politics because Jong-il implemented the Songun (military-first) policy to North Korean politics (in coexistence with the Juche Idea) in 1995. It is frequently broadcasted on the radio and from loudspeakers on the streets of Pyongyang.
Though the official lyrics use the phrase "김정일동지" (Comrade Kim Jong-il) to refer to the son of Kim Il-sung, the current usage of the song refers to the North Korean leader as "김정일장군" (General Kim Jong-il) because of his capacity as the Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army since 1991.
The military version of the song refers to Kim Jong-il as General Kim Jong-il ("Kim Chŏng-il changgun"), not Comrade Kim Jong-il ("Kim Chŏng-il tongji") because of his concurrent capacities as KPA Supreme Commander-in-Chief since 1991 and Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission since 1993, while the civilian/official version refers otherwise because of his capacity as Workers Party of Korea General Secretary since 1997 and other previous and present civilian positions.
 See also
- Song of General Kim Jong-il
- North Korean music
- Propaganda in North Korea
- Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble