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.

Symbols in this category:

Abaco Loyalist Tartan

When one thinks of Scotland, many iconic images come to mind; rolling green hills, ancient castles, and Nessie swimming in her loch.

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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 symbol of anarchist movements.

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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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Bulgarian Communist Party

This is the logo of the Bulgarian Communist Party that ruled Bulgaria from 1944-1990.

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Canadian Football League

This is a logo of the CFL

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Christian Democratic Union (East Germany)

This is the logo of the East German political party the Christian Democratic Union. The Christian Democratic Party of East Germany was created in 1945 in an effort to attract the support of middle class Christians for the Communist Government of the German Democratic Republic. The Christian Democratic Union was part of the National Front of the German Democratic Republic. It merged with the West German version of the Christian Democratic Union in 1990.

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This is the logo of the Comintern which was also known as the Communist International or the Third International. The Comintern existed from 1919-1943 when it was ended by Stalin so as to not antagonize Britain or the United States during World War ll.

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Communism symbol (☭)

Meaning of the Communism hammer and sickle (☭)

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  • Coppercid
    I have a question, may sound stupid but I can't decipher the point being made. My neighbor down the street has the American flag with the thin blue line on it, then has an all black flag flying next to it. What is the meaning behind that? Wouldn't that be contradicting? 
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