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Flags with leaders’ likenesses

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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