Popular Design of National Emblem

 

It was one February day in Juche 37 (1948) when the national flag and emblem of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to be founded were under all-people discussion for the first time in the history of the nation.

Kim Il Sung, leader of new Korea, asked an official if there was any opinion about the national emblem and flag.

During the mass discussion the design of the national flag was absolutely supported, but that of the national emblem was in dispute, and some of the opinion was that the design with a blast furnace in it looked dark and dull. This meant that the design of the national emblem was not perfect enough to receive absolute approval from the people.

Understanding that, the leader said the national emblem should reflect well the prospect of the country's development and that the national emblem should reflect the matter of electrification of the country in order to show the bright future of the country that would develop into one of the developed prosperous and powerful states in the world.

Then he said that if something like the Suphung Power Station in the country was drawn in the design it would be able to visually express the prospect of electrification of the country, and instructed that a shining red five-point star like that of the national flag should be drawn over the power station, that they should be flanked by rice ears of a lot of grains bound with a red band and that the name of the country should be written in the centre of the band. He went on to say that the national emblem should be designed to depict the unity and cohesion of the broad masses of the people based on the worker-peasant alliance with the working class as its core, and the prospect of the development of a modern powerful industry and advanced agriculture. This is my opinion about the design of the national emblem, Kim Il Sung said.

Now the blast furnace was replaced with a hydropower station in the design of the national emblem, which reflected the bright future of the country that would attain complete electrification.

The design caused a great sensation among the people from all walks of life. It depicts a spectacular sight of water pouring from the dam of a hydropower station under Mt Paektu with a red five-point star over it.

The design reflected the bright future of the country that would turn into a socialist power, and the image of the Korean people who would enjoy happiness from generation to generation in a land as good as paradise.

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