Emblem of WPK
The emblem of the Workers’ Party of Korea was instituted as designed by President Kim Il Sung, founder of the Party.
’s liberation on August 15, Juche
34(1945) Kim Il Sung put forward a line on developing the WPK into a mass
party of the working people. At this the dogmatists shook their heads. Korea
When there was raised an opinion on drawing a writing brush in an emblem of the Party, they opposed the idea, saying that intellectuals are not an independent class, but an intermediary stratum of society.
At this Kim Il Sung said it was true that intellectuals are a stratum of society, not an independent class and we could do nothing without them. And he said a country could not be defended without guns, and a nation could not be built without them.
He stressed that our Party emblem should represent intellectuals along with workers and peasants to symbolize the WPK as a unified party of the working masses of people embracing the progressive working class, peasants and intellectuals.
The emblem of WPK symbolizes that the Party is a revolutionary party of the working class and a mass party of the working masses.
The hammer in the emblem is symbolic of workers, the sickle of peasants and the writing brush of intellectuals.
The emblem is the symbolic mark of WPK the hammer, sickle and writing brush cross one another at a point.
The emblem symbolizes that the WPK is a vanguard unit of the working masses including workers, peasants and intellectuals united closely ideologically and organizationally around the leader and a revolutionary and mass party takes a deep hold upon popular masses and conducts all activities to suit the requirements and interests of the popular masses.
Today the WPK is a vanguard unit of the working masses of people that is united closely ideologically and organizationally around the respected Kim Jong Un, upholding Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il as its eternal leaders.