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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... 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 Flag - History
... In the Middle Ages, ships in combat flew a long red streamer, called the Baucans, to signify a fight to the death ... the writers feel the need to explain it.) By the 17th century, the Baucans had evolved into a red flag, or "flag of defiance." It was raised in cities and castles ... "The red flag is a signal of defiance and battle," according to Chambers Cyclopedia (1727–41) ...
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