Red Flags

Red Flags

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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Red Flag - History
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Incarnadine - The Red Flag and Revolution
... In the Middle Ages, ships in combat hoisted a long red streamer, called the Baucans, to signify a fight to the death ... In the 17th century, a red flag signalled defiance ... A besieged castle or city would raise a red flag to tell the attackers that they would not surrender ...
The Red Flag and Revolution
... In the Middle Ages, ships in combat hoisted a long red streamer, called the Baucans, to signify a fight to the death ... In the 17th century, a red flag signalled defiance ... A besieged castle or city would raise a red flag to tell the attackers that they would not surrender ...
Red Flags - Communist/socialist Red Flag As Name or Title
... to find streets, buildings, businesses and product brands named after the Red Flag in nominally socialist countries ... by China FAW Group Corporation has the brand name of Red Flag ...

Famous quotes containing the words flags and/or red:

    Still, it is dear defiance now to carry
    Fair flags of you above my indignation,
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)

    And the truth wailing there like a red babe.
    Richard Eberhart (b. 1904)