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Kim Il-Sung Socialist Youth League (North Korea)

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[ (North Korea)]
image by the Kim Il-Sung Socialist Youth League
located by Valentin Poposki, 19 Feb 2008

[ (North Korea)]
image by the Kim Il-Sung Socialist Youth League
located by Valentin Poposki, 19 Feb 2008

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From the Youth League website:

The Youth League strives under the leadership of the WPK (Workers’ Party of Korea) to firmly defend and add lustre to our Juche-oriented socialist fatherland founded by the respected Comrade Kim Il-Sung, to fulfil the tasks for building a powerful nation and national liberation and to achieve the goal of modelling the whole society on the Juche idea, a final programme of WPK.

The main task of the Youth League is to train the young people as reliable successors to the revolutionary cause of Juche so as to unite them single-heartedly behind the WPK led by the respected General Kim Jong Il and to involve them in the struggle to implement the lines and policies of the WPK. With the leadership of the WPK as its lifeline, the Youth League abides by the fundamental principle of faithfully following the ideology and the guidance of the WPK in its building and activities.

In its activities, the Youth League puts main emphasis on the work with man and the work with young people.

Valentin Poposki, 19 Feb 2008


A red flag approximately 3:5 with golden fringe on all free edges, with the likeness of Kim Il Sung (as depicted in the official photo-based painting i.a. at Wikipedia) on a small roundel (diameer approximately 2/5ths of the hoist height) centered on the upper 2/3 (approximate) of the flag area and above a line of yellow Korean hangul text reading "김잍성사ᅟᅩᅩᆼᅵ주으ᅵᅠ정년동맹" set in sans-serif letters. This lettering "represents" the title of the concerned committee», according to the quoted page, i.e., they mean Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League.

A red flag approximately 1:3 with and emblem on the upper hoist (centered on an immaginary upper hoist rectangle about 3/4ths of the flag sides, i.e., only slightly off set from the center to the upper hoist). This is presumably the emblem of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League organization, which includes two flagoids — over a rond background made of a cogwheel, a book and a cereal garb, all yellow and white:

One is a red flag, draped in Soviet style (also used in Komsomol badges etc.), bearing the three-tool North Korean party symbol within shine lines over what seems to be a mountain top, all in yellow.

The second is a ribbon patterned after the national flag (i.e. red, edged blue, with white fimbriation), reading on the red area in large yellow hangul letters the word "주체" = "Juche", the national ideology.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Feb 2008

Korean Socialist Young Workers Union (1964)

[ (North Korea)]
image by Kazutaka Nishiura, 18 Sep 2009

In May of 1964, the Korean Socialist Young Workers Union used a red flag with an emblem in the hoist.
Source: personal visit to North Korea by JAVA member Haruki Murata
Nozomi Kariyasu
, 18 Sep 2009