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That was very common: You could also see during the existence
of Soviet Union flags with the heads of Marx,
Engels and Stalin (and
sometimes other highly placed leaders of several socialist countries),
either individually, or grouped together in one flag. This practice
came to the outside of the Iron Curtain, and several communist and
ultra-leftist movements and parties used to display these flags as
well, sometimes with this or that head added. Maoists often added
Mao, Trotskists often added Trotsky, etc. This happened at least in
Western Europe, but I suspect it also happened in other areas, such
as Latin America.
Jorge Candeias, 19 Feb 2002
Not only on soviet flags, but of flags used all over the socialist world,
and also by left-wing movements and parties in the West. You’d probably
be able to find flags featuring all the major leaders (except, perhaps, Fidel
Castro — never saw a flag featuring Castro. He’s usually replaced
by Che Guevara), either alone or in groups.
Jorge Candeias, 23 Feb 2002
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