RE: What the hell is this? Re: [fh] nac vexilliology
From: "Moody, Danny M." <DMoody@b...>
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 1998 15:19:46 -0600
Subject: RE: What the hell is this? Re: [fh] nac vexilliology
On Thursday, 29 October 1998 14:29, email@example.com
> Well, classic soviet-republic-style national symbols tends be
> circular and consist of a landscape of industrial equipment,
> surrounded by sheaves of wheat and scrolls declaiming a suitable
> motto in multiple languages. Soviet and Chinese iconography in
> general showcases stylised peasants and workers gazing forward
> into a glorious future, often with the appropriate glorious leader
> pointing the way. Note also the famous "Lenin hailing a taxi"
> image. Red stars and heroic slogans abound.
With lots of Good Young Communists gazing off into the future with the
vague 'Who cut one?' look on their faces.
For a mind-bendingly funny view on life in the former Worker's Paradise,
get a copy of _USSR:From an Original Idea by Karl Marx_ by Marc Polonsky
and Russell Taylor. Inside you will find tons-o-stuff about the Soviet
side of life (detailed instruction on how to bribe your way into a
restaurant) as well as a system for naming Soviet streets that works
great for starship names.