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What the North Korea have described the history of WPK establishment is depicted with Kim Il-sung as a central figure, a large part of it is distorted and revised. It took a long time until the North Korean Chapter of the Korean Communist Party, the predecessor of the present WPK, was formed and the official day of party establishment was settled. In this process, lots of historical facts were revised or reconstructed. In 1958, the Day of Party Establishment was fixed as the 10th of October, and afterward the North has held commemoration ceremony of party establishment every October 10. According to the North's official assertion, North Korean Communist Party Central Committee was established on the 10th of Oct. 1945 and North Korean Chapter of the Korean Communist Party was founded on the 13th of the same month. However, the facts have been mentioned from 1968. Moreover there is much room for doubts and arguments about the person who presented party's system reports. It is considered that the reports seemed to be done by Kim Il-sung using his presumed name of Kim Yeong-hwan. But as Kim Il-sung delivered a speech by his real name at Pyongyang Citizens' Welcome Meeting on the 14th, the fact that he used an alias just a day before his public appearance looks doubtful. On the history of WPK establishment, lots of things needs to be historically verified and interpreted. And mystification of the North Korea's describing the history of WPK establishment shows possibility of re-describing the history.