consists of a series of symbols
that represent (either literally or figuratively) a variety of themes associated with communism. These themes may include (but are not limited to) revolution
, the proletariat
, the peasantry
, or international solidarity. Communist states, parties and movements use these symbols to advance and create solidarity within their cause.
Usually these symbols, along with a pentangle
representing either the five inhabited continents (in the context of the 6-continent model where Eurasia
is counted as a single continent) or the five components of communist society (the peasants, the workers, the army, the intellectuals, and the youth), appear in yellow on a red background representing revolution
. The Flag of the Soviet Union
incorporated a yellow-outlined red star and a yellow hammer and sickle
on red. The flags of Vietnam
, and Mozambique
would all incorporate similar symbolism under communist rule.
The hammer and sickle have become the pan-communist symbol, appearing on the flags of most communist parties
around the world. However, the flag of the Korean Workers' Party
includes a hammer representing industrial workers, a hoe representing agricultural workers, and a brush (traditional writing-implement) representing the intelligentsia.
Hammer and sickle
The hammer and sickle
: ☭) is a symbol of the communist movement
. The hammer stands for the industrial working class
while the... Read More