History of the power struggle of Kim Jong Il (70s and 80s)

Since the meeting in 1967, Kim Jong Il’s dissidents continued to be purged in the 1970s.

The last group to rebel against the Kim Jong-Il regime was the anti-Kin Jin sect led by Vice President Kim Dong-gyu (Kim Dong-gyu, a subordinate of Kim Il Sung from the anti-Japanese partisan era).
Kim Dong-gyu publicly criticized Kim Jong Il’s policy at a political bureau meeting in June 1796. At this meeting, Kim Dong-gyu concentratedly criticized Kim Jong Il’s executive personnel, class policy, and the process of establishing a successor system.
Eventually, Kim Dong-gyu and Yu Chang-sik (joined with Kim Dong-gyu; dropped out of a Japanese university, deputy director of the party’s international affairs, and also served as the northern representative in north-south negotiations) were charged with poisoning the party’s sole ten principles of thought in 1977. Sent to year-end concentration camp.
Uncle Chang Jong-gu, the deputy director of the People’s Armed Forces, was also reborn.
As a result, their followers in the military and justice fields were also driven to farms and mines.
The case involved not only senior executives, but also re-evaluation of general members and residents, 300,000 members were expelled from the party, and 600,000 new members of the Reconciliation Party were replaced. (Zhang Akihide, Betrayed Paradise)

In the 1980s, Kim Jong Il ousted the prime minister, Li Gun-mo.

Li Gun-mo became secretary of the Central Committee of the Party by Kim Il Sung and became Prime Minister in December 1986. Kim Jong Il was aiming to overtake Li Gun-mo. He secretly called Choi Fukuman, the director of Room 39, and gave some instructions.
Li Gun-mo secretly painted a blueprint to revive the North Korean economy. A portion of the electricity supplied to the second economy was used for private demand, and while increasing the production of consumer goods, actively promoting trade with China and buying rice from Thailand with the money earned. was.
However, assuming the post of Prime Minister, the turbines at the Pukchong and Pyongyang thermal power plants stopped as if they had combined. Disruptions in power supply have resulted in screams from other major alliance offices and the Second Economic Zone.
“I can’t build a tank gun, what can I do? Give me power quickly”
It has been reported that the completion plan of the Sunchon Vinalon plant, which was being promoted as a national policy project, was delayed. Although it was arguably successful at a small laboratory facility (pilot plant), when the equipment was properly prepared and commissioned, the vinalon did not come out.
The fires at the blast furnaces at the Kimchek and Yellow Sea mills were extinguished, and steel production fell sharply. Since the founding of the Republic, the fires at the blast furnaces at the Kinsaku and Yellow Sea Works have never been extinguished.
Since the problems with the blast furnace came from the shortage of coke and heavy oil, he thought he needed to buy raw materials from China urgently, so he called on the director of the Trade Bank and ordered him to buy it immediately.
However, banks say they have no foreign currency at this time. It is said that only Taesong Bank, a subsidiary of Room 39, has foreign currency. Li Gun-mo noticed that he was finally put on Kim Jong Il and executives of the Second Economy.
Eight months later, a party politics meeting was held. The organizer, Kim Il Sung, was outraged. Li Gun-mo was put in a box for being charged with ruining the economy. (Kan Myong-do, Top Secret of North Korea)