Political Symbols

This page lists all the various symbols in the Political Symbols category.

Political symbolism is symbolism that is used to represent a political standpoint. The symbolism can occur in various media including banners, acronyms, pictures, flags, mottos, and countless more. For example, Red flags have traditionally been flown by socialists, left-wing radicals, and communist groups to represent the "blood of the workers". Black flags have traditionally been flown by anarchism, and left-wing radicals to represent the absence of all oppressive structures. A combination of the two colors in a black flag represents social anarchism, such as anarchist communism and anarcho syndicalism.

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All India United Democratic Front Symbol - Lock and Key

All India United Democratic Front also known as AIUDF (Assamese: সৰ্ব ভাৰতীয় সংযুক্ত গণতান্ত্ৰীক মৰ্চা;Sarba Bharatiya Sanyukta Ganatantric Marcha) is a state political party oroginating from the Indian state of Assam, India.

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Anarchy Symbol

Anarchy has more than one definition. Some use the term "anarchy" to refer to a society without a publicly enforced government or violently enforced political authority. When used in this sense, anarchy mayor may not be intended to imply political disorder or lawlessness within a society.

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Arunachal Congress Symbol - Two Daos Intersecting

Arunachal Congress is a regional political party in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Bharatiya Janata Party Symbol - Lotus

The Bharatiya Janata Party (About this sound pronunciation (help·info); translation: Indian People's Party; abbreviated BJP) is one of the two major parties in the Indian political system, the other being the Indian National Congress.

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Black Cat

The black cat, also called the "wild cat" or "sabot-cat", usually with an arched back and with claws and teeth bared, is closely associated with anarchism, especially with anarcho-syndicalism. It was designed by Ralph Chaplin, who was a prominent figure in the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). As its aggressive stance suggests, the cat is meant to suggest such ideas as wildcat strikes, sabotage, and radical unionism.

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Black Cross

The Anarchist Black Cross organization's primary goal is to eliminate all prisons.

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Black Flag

The black flag, and the color black in general, have been associated with anarchism since the 1880s. Many anarchist collectives contain the word "black" in their names. There have been a number of anarchist periodicals entitled Black Flag.

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Black Rose

The Black Rose is a rarely-used symbol of the anarchist movement.

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Blue Sky with a White Sun

The Blue Sky with a White Sun serves as the design for the party flag and emblem of the Kuomintang (KMT), the canton of the flag of the Republic of China, the national emblem of the Republic of China (ROC), and as the naval jack of the ROC Navy.

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Communist Party of India (Marxist) - Hammer Sickle & Star

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (abbreviated CPI(M) or CPM; Hindi: भारत की कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी (मार्क्सवादी) Bhārat kī Kamyunisṭ Pārṭī (Mārksvādī)) is a left-wing Marxist political party in India.

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Communist Party of India Symbol - Ears of Corn & Sickle

The Communist Party of India (CPI) (Hindi: भारतीय कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी Bhāratīya Kamyunisṭa Pārṭī) is a far-left political party in India.

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Fasces

Comprising an axe wrapped in birch rods and secured with cord (a pair of which are depicted here), the fasces has a long and colorful history as a political symbol.

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Flag of Arditi del Popolo

The Arditi del Popolo (People's Squads) was an Italian militant anti-fascist group founded at the end of June 1921 to resist the rise of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party and the violence of the Blackshirts (squadristi) paramilitaries.[

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Flag of Giustizia e Libertà

The anti-fascist organization Giustizia e Libertà was founded in Paris in 1929 by the Italian refugees Carlo Rosselli, Emilio Lussu, Alberto Tarchiani, and Ernesto Rossi.

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Flag of Janata Dal (United)

Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) is a political party in India with political presence mainly in Bihar and Jharkhand.

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Flag of the All India United Democratic Front

All India United Democratic Front also known as AIUDF (Assamese: সৰ্ব ভাৰতীয় সংযুক্ত গণতান্ত্ৰীক মৰ্চা;Sarba Bharatiya Sanyukta Ganatantric Marcha) is a state political party oroginating from the Indian state of Assam, India.

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Flag of the Bharatiya Janata Party

The Bharatiya Janata Party (About this sound pronunciation (help·info); translation: Indian People's Party; abbreviated BJP) is one of the two major parties in the Indian political system, the other being the Indian National Congress.

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Flag of the Communist Party of India

The Communist Party of India (CPI) (Hindi: भारतीय कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी Bhāratīya Kamyunisṭa Pārṭī) is a far-left political party in India.

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Flag of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (abbreviated CPI(M) or CPM; Hindi: भारत की कम्युनिस्ट पार्टी (मार्क्सवादी) Bhārat kī Kamyunisṭ Pārṭī (Mārksvādī)) is a left-wing Marxist political party in India.

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Flag of the Indian National Congress

The Indian National Congress (abbreviated INC, and commonly known as the Congress) is one of the two major political parties in India, the other being the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Flag of the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference

The Jammu & Kashmir National Conference is a State political party in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Flag of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is a regional separatist political party in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Flag of the Telugu Desam Party

Telugu Desam Party (Telugu: తెలుగు దే

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Hammer and sickle

The hammer and sickle (Unicode: ☭) are a symbol of the communist movement. The hammer stands for the industrial working class while the sickle represents the agricultural workers; together the hammer and sickle represent the unity of these two groups.

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Indian National Congress Symbol - Hand

The Indian National Congress (abbreviated INC, and commonly known as the Congress) is one of the two major political parties in India, the other being the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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Indian National Lok Dal Party Symbol - Spectacles

Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), a political party in India, in the state of Haryana is the principal opposition party in Haryana.

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Iron Front Symbol

The Iron Front (German: Eiserne Front) was an anti-Nazi, anti-monarchist, and anti-communist paramilitary organization formed in Germany on 16 December 1931.

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Jammu & Kashmir National Conference Symbol - Plough

The Jammu & Kashmir National Conference is a State political party in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Janata Dal (United) Symbol - Arrow

Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) is a political party in India with political presence mainly in Bihar and Jharkhand.

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Kenya African National Union

The Kenya African National Union, better known as KANU, is a Kenyan political party that ruled for nearly 40 years after Kenya's independence from British colonial rule in 1963 until its electoral loss in 2002. It was known as Kenya African Union before being renamed in 1960.

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Lok Janshakti Party Symbol - Bungalow

The Lok Janshakti Party is a state political party in the state Bihar, India.

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Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party Symbol - Lion

Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) (Marathi: महाराष्ट्रवादी गोमंतक पक्ष) was Goa's first ruling party after the end of Portuguese colonial rule in 1961.

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Pirate Flag

The Jolly Roger as a black flag with skull and bones has recently gained a popularity among anarchists.

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Raised Fist

The raised fist (also known as the clenched fist) is a symbol of solidarity and support.

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Red Flag

The red flag is often seen in combination with other communist symbols and party names. The flag is used at various communist and socialist rallies like May Day, or used in a red bloc. The flag, being a symbol of socialism itself, is also commonly associated with non-communist variants of socialism.

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Red star

The five-pointed red star is a symbol of communism as well as broader socialism in general. It is sometimes understood to represent the five fingers of the worker's hand, which run the five continents; or it is understood to symbolize the five entities "classes" of socialist society: workers, farmers, intellectuals, soldiers, and youth.

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Sabot

The sabot or wooden shoe (also known as clog) was used symbolically by anarchists in the 19th and early 20th century, although it has largely faded from use since then.

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Seal of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is one of 28 primary states that make up the governmental divisions of modern-day India.

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Seal of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is one of 28 primary states that make up the governmental divisions of modern-day India.

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Seal of the United States Senate

The Seal of the United States Senate is the seal officially adopted by the United States Senate to authenticate certain official documents. Its design also sometimes serves as a sign and symbol of the Senate, appearing on its official flag among other places. The current version dates from 1886, and is the third seal design used by the Senate since its inception in 1789. The use of the seal is restricted by federal law and other regulations, and so is used sparingly, to the point that there are alternate, non-official seal designs more commonly seen in public.

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Starry Plough

The significance of the banner was that a free Workers Republic of Ireland would control its own destiny from the plough to the stars and the sword forged into the plough would mean the redundancy of war with the establishment of a Socialist International.

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Symbol of the Communist Party of China

According to the Article 53 of the CPC constitution, "the Party emblem and flag are the symbol and sign of the Communist Party of China."

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Symbol of the United Russia Party

This is the logo of the United Russia party, the largest party in the country.

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Telangana Rashtra Samithi Symbol - Car

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is a regional separatist political party in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

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Telugu Desam Party Symbol - Bicycle

Telugu Desam Party (Telugu: తెలుగు దే

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The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) - Elephant

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) (Hindi: बहुजन समाज पार्टी) is a centrist national political party in India with socialist leanings.

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The Communist Party USA Symbol

This is the Logo of the Communist Party USA.

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The Democratic Party Logo

In September, 2010, the Democratic Party unveiled its new logo, which featured a blue D inside a blue circle. It was the party's first official logo, as the donkey logo had only been semi-official.

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The Democratic Party Symbol

The most common mascot symbol for the party has been jackass or the donkey.

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The Libertarian Party Symbol

The Statue of Liberty is the official symbol of the Libertarian Party, but the porcupine is used to represent libertarianism because it is a defensive animal that doesn't harm anyone who leaves it alone. For this reason, many libertarian groups and publications, including the Free State Project, use the porcupine for a mascot.

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The Republican Party Logo

The current GOP logo, incorporating the Republican elephant.

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The Republican Party Symbol

The traditional mascot of the party is the elephant.

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The Stasi Seal

The Ministry for State Security (German: Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, MfS), commonly known as the Stasi (abbreviation German: Staatssicherheit, literally State Security), was the official state security service of the German Democratic Republic or GDR, colloquially known as East Germany.

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The UK Labour Party Symbol

This is the UK Labour Party Logo under Kinnock, Smith and Blair's leaderships

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Topfreedom Symbol

Topfreedom is a cultural and political movement seeking to advance gender equality by the recognition of the right of women and girls to be topless in public on the same basis that men and boys are permitted to be bare chested.

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Viva!

While the letter "W" is not considered part of the standard Italian alphabet, the character is often used in place of Viva (hooray for...).

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