By Julie Le and Sally An


Communism is a theory or system of social organization in which all property is owned by the community and each person contributes and receives according to their ability and needs.

Basic Principles of Communism?

Some basic principles of communism

- The confiscation of land property as well and the use of rent from land to cover state expenditure

- A high and progressively graded income-tax

- The destruction of the right inheritance

- The public education of all children. Overturning of factory labour for children in its presnt form

- The centralization of transport in the hands of the state

- Universal obligation to work and creationb of labour armies especially for agriculture

Who created this political as well as its colours and symbols

Russia was the first country where communism came about.

The communism symbol contains a series of symbols that represent a few things which include revolution the proletariat, the peasantry, agriculture, or international solidarity. Communist states, parties and movements use these symbols to advance and create solidarity within their cause

Colours assiocated with the symbols are red and yellow

Which countries were communist by the 1950s?






East Germany


Hungary Romania

Yugoslavia, Cuba after Jan 1959

North Vietnam

North Korea

Why would western countries fear communism? Why would communism cause particular concern in Australia?

Western countries such as the the U.S., were basically a capitalist, a system which to communist theorists, including Marx himself was unfair; its inception, communists had spoken of a "world wide revolution,"

After the world war Ii, Australia wear more scared of it increased in communism and due to that it intertwined with politics which was often used as a 'scare tactic' for political gain.