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Hammer and sickle

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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.

The hammer and sickle were first used during the Russian Revolution but they did not become the official symbol of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic until 1924. Since the Russian Revolution, the hammer and sickle have come to represent various communist parties and socialist states.


Graphical characteristics:
Asymmetric, Open shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Political Symbols.

Hammer and sickle is part of the Communism group.

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