The origin of the Workers’ Party of Korea was the Society for Rallying Comrades, the first party organization.
President Kim Il Sung convened the historic Kalun Meeting from June 30 to July 2, 1930, in which he put forward a unique policy of forming grassroots party organizations first and steadily expanding and strengthening them to found the party. He stressed that the preparations for founding the party should surely be made in close combination with the struggle against the Japanese imperialists.
He formed the first party organization with the revolutionaries of a new generation on July 3, Juche 19 (1930).
He saw to it that the first party organization was named the Society for Rallying Comrades in reflection of the high aims and will of the revolutionaries who took the first step in the revolution by winning over comrades, and who were determined to develop the revolution in depth and achieve its final victory by continually discovering and rallying those comrades who would share their fate with them.
The SRC was an organization with the importance of a parent body in forming and expanding the basic party organizations.
After the formation of the first party organization, a homeland party organization was formed with hardcore members of revolutionary organizations in the Onsong area of Korea. It was followed by formation of many other basic party organizations and the setup of organizational and leadership system over them in the areas of eastern Manchuria along the Tuman River and northern border areas of Korea in a short period.
The work for founding the party went full steam ahead with the launch of the anti-Japanese armed struggle.
The flames of the anti-Japanese armed struggle made it possible to bring up a large number of organizational backbones for founding the party and realize the firm unity and cohesion of the revolutionary ranks and build up the mass foundations for party founding.
The party committee of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army was formed in May 1934 in order to give a unified guidance to the rapidly expanding party organizations at all levels and realize the party’s leadership over the anti-Japanese armed struggle.
As a result, a well-knit leadership system of Kim Il Sung over the KPRA party organizations at all levels and local party organizations was firmly established, and this made it possible to vigorously conduct the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle and the work of building party organizations in reliance on the organized Korean revolutionary force.
Thanks to such achievements and experience, the historic cause of founding the party could be realized in less than two months after Korea’s liberation (August 15, 1945).