I like the assault rifle and hoe (and book) of Mozambique myself.the hammer and sickle MIGHT show up as a symbol if it's a post-1920 POD and they're directly copying the USSR, but even in OTL a lot of countries replaced them with other symbols more appropriate for that country (such as a hammer and hoe, or a pair of compasses and a cogwheel)
I did a Socialist New England + New York + Pennsylvania one a while ago and used a cogwheel and book (for industry and learning/intellectualism) as the symbol, but your anchor makes a lot of sense too.New York City - one of the world's largest/fastest growing harbors. Anchors and Welders and the like.
A plain red flag. Even if they take control of a city, as in Paris, it is probably going to be a plain red flag—unless there's a serious anarchist movement involved—in which case it is likely to be alternating plain red and plain black flags.I actually do need a Communist/Socialist flag idea for a socialist movement in New York City in the 1880s and 1890s, anyone got any suggestions.
My Tl was going to have a flag almost just like that (it goes Red). But in the end I figured changing the flag was too traumatic and I just have them keep the old one. But it looked JUST like that...hmm.For example, here is a flag I did for a Marxist Germany pre-USSR.
Note, no hammer and sickle. But, there is a cog to symbolize industry and labor and so on. Note it is also not in the upper left corner like the Soviet flag. The flag does entail red and yellow, but only because those are the colors in the flag used during the democratic Germany movements of 1848 (I think). It has nothing to do with the USSR.
I like the cross and sickle symbol. Reminds me a bit of the hammer and dove symbol used by some British Communists who emphasised pacifism.I must agree with everyone in regards to the imagery depending on the country, history and situations.
For example the following flags are all different flags for a Leftist/Communist Spain, the first for a Syndicalist-based movement
while the second and third for one in which Christian Communism was the major backing component;