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Korean Workers Party

North Korea

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Korean Worker's Party

[Korean Worker's Party] image by David Martucci

Variant seen on German TV station ZDF
[Korean Worker's Party] image by David Martucci, adapted by Ivan Sache

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Kim Il Sung founded the Korean Worker's Party, the ruling political organization of the nation. The Party flag is red bearing the party emblem consisting of three crossed instruments--a hammer for the workers, a hoe for the peasants and a brush for the intellectuals.
David Martucci, 28 September 1999


As mentioned, the flag of the KWP has the yellow symbol either in the canton or centered. But I've found that it depends on who is displaying the flag and how it is being displayed. When displayed vertically draped from a building, the symbol is centered. When carried in parade by military units, the symbol is in the canton.
Randy Young, 9 February 2005


A little different version of this flag can be seen at kcckp.net.
Valentin Poposki, 14 July 2006

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