FOX Facts: Down-With-Imperialism Union

Down-With-Imperialism Union:

— Founded October 17, 1926 by Kim Il-sung in Huaduan City, Jilin Province, China

— Kim founded the union to fight growing Japanese imperialism and promote Marxism-Leninism

— Union is widely considered in North Korea to be the birthplace of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea

— October 17 celebration is conducted annually, and along with May Day celebration is considered one of North Korea's most important holidays