October 10, 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Kim Il Sung (1912-1994) founded the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Kim Il Sung, who embarked on the road of revolutionary struggle in his teens to liberate his country and people from the Japanese imperialists, formed the Down-with-Imperialism Union on October 17, 1926.
The organization of the union was the starting point of founding a Juche-type revolutionary party, which differed from previous parties in Korea.
While advancing the Juche-oriented line of the Korean revolution at the Kalun Meeting in June, 1930, Kim Il Sung illuminated the original way of founding a revolutionary party.
The most important thing here was to found a party independently and by way of forming its grass-roots organizations first and enlarging and strengthening them, and prepare for its founding in close combination with the anti-Japanese struggle.
He then formed the Society for Rallying Comrades, the first party organization, with the young communists of new generation at Kalun in early July 1930. This is how the prototype of the party organizations guided by the Juche Idea was born.
The anti-Japanese armed struggle waged under the guidance of Kim Il Sung was one to found a revolutionary party of the working class as well as a liberation war to save the country and nation.
During the anti-Japanese armed struggle the party committee of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army was organized, making it possible to establish the system of guiding the party organizations at all levels and realize party guidance over the Korean revolution as a whole.
A sound organizational backbone was built up and the unity and cohesion of party ranks were consolidated as a rock.
On the basis of the successes and experiences in party building achieved during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle Kim Il Sung buckled down to the work of founding the party shortly after Korea’s liberation (August 15, 1945).
At last on October 10, 1945 the Workers’ Party of Korea was founded with the fighters, who had been tempered and trained during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, as its core and the communists who had been active in various regions.
The founding of the WPK enabled the Korean people to victoriously carve out their destiny and usher in a new era of epochal changes by relying on their own vanguard force.
Kim Il Sung’s cause of party founding will shine for ever with the might of the WPK which is advancing victoriously along the road of accomplishing socialist cause by overcoming all the difficulties of history.