In politics, a red flag is a symbol of Socialism, or Communism, or sometimes left-wing politics in general. It has been associated with left-wing politics since the French Revolution. Socialists adopted the symbol during the Revolutions of 1848 and it became a symbol of communism as a result of its use by the Paris Commune of 1871. The flags of several communist states, including China, Vietnam and the Soviet Union, are explicitly based on the original red flag. The red flag is also used as a symbol by some democratic socialists and social democrats, for example the Avami National Party (Pakistan), French Socialist Party and the Social Democratic Party of Germany. The Labour Party in Britain used it until the late 1980s. It was the inspiration for the socialist anthem, The Red Flag.
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Famous quotes containing the words flag and/or red:
“Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbowred, yellow, brown, black and whiteand were all precious in Gods sight.”
—Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)
“And out of her bosom there grew a red rose
And out of Lord Lovels a briar, briar, briar,
And out of Lord Lovels a briar.”
—Unknown. Lord Lovel (l. 3840)