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Flags of Communist America by Regicollis Flags of Communist America by Regicollis
What if the United States had gone communist at some point in history? Here is my guess at how the flags of the United Socialist Council Republics of America could look like.

1A. Keep the same flag as before. This was common in many Stalinist countries - especially if the new leaders wanted to tap into nationalistic sentiment. Czechoslovakia is a good example.
1B. Strong continuity with the past while still clearly stating the new politic-economic nature of the union. The canton represents the many states of the union working together to achieve the common goal of building socialism in America. Using already existing flags with Stalinist additions was also common in Warsaw Pact member states. East Germany or Romanis are good examples of this.
1C. Same as 1B just with a red star instead of hammer and sickle.
2A. A clear break with the past while maintaining some continuity by using the traditional red white and blue.
2B. Same as 2A but with a design more resembling those of the republics of the USSR.
2C. A more "Chinese" version. The traditional colours has been replaced but the 50 stars still gives some continuity with the past.
3A. A complete break with the past. This simpler, more revolutionary, style is taken from an old flag of the Georgian SSR just with the initials substituted.
3B. Can't be much more simple. A red banner with the initials of the union in the canton. The sort of simple flag loosely organised revolutionaries would stitch together as a practical measure.
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:iconlevisacovich:
LevIsacovich Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
1B and 2A are probably my favorites. 
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YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 1, 2015   Digital Artist
Really great alternate history designs here for a flag of a Bolshevik communist-governed United States. Keeping the same flag as done with many countries of the Warsaw Pact  as you mention, is very a very realistic choice where the focus would be upon a Bolshevik communist emblem. 2B looks like it would be the flag of a "North American Federal Soviet Socialist Republic" (NAFSSR) that would be directly incorporated into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). In any case, 2B is my favourite in terms of an original design, though if it were separate from the Soviet Union, I personally would use different symbols for the agricultural workers and industrial workers just so that it would look distinct from the Soviet Union's flags.

I like how you show multiple possible variations, I've done a similar method of showing multiple variations for an alternate history of Iraq where Iraq is renamed Mashriq (named after the greater Levant area of the Middle East), take a look I hope you like them as much as I like these: yamalama1986.deviantart.com/ar…  :)
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Blackoutrogue Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
I think I like 1B the most. 2B is kinda nice too, but that kind of flag wouldn't look appropriate outside of the Soviet Union, mostly because it resembles the soviet republics' flags.
And I think hammer and sickle would be appropriate symbols, because they can mean the unity of agricultural southern and more industrial northern States. In GDR the symbols were hammer and drawing circle because Germans were known for their strong industry and advanced tech.
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Sovietlollipop Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
This is a cool scenario. I'v often thought of making an alternate history involving a Communist America of some sort. Ether the USA goes red on its own instead of Russia or the USSR invades the US in a WWIII scenario and establishes a Communist government there like it did to Germany after WWII.

Anyway my favorite of your flags is 2B. Just think, American SFSR!     
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StormIceheart Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2A and 2B are my favourites! :D
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:iconicedude1994:
icedude1994 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
2A and 1B is best flag
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:iconnightstab:
Nightstab Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
I like 2A and 1B a lot.
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jacktheechidnafox15 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
2B
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NomadicSky Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
2b
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nikolaikalashnikov Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
2B
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coldblood11 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Romania*
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:iconthemedicwarlord:
TheMedicWarlord Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I Will Say That The Best Fitting Is 1B
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DeltaHD Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
could you email me flag 1c
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:icondeltahd:
DeltaHD Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Could you make 1c?
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:icondarklord86:
darklord86 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Cool!
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:icondr-sesshoumaru92:
dr-sesshoumaru92 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would it be ok if I used 1 or two of these flags?
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:iconregicollis:
Regicollis Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Go ahead and use them if you want.
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:iconvegan33:
Vegan33 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
2A looks great.
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:icongralosorio:
GralOsorio Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
2B is more posible tan the others, in my opinion. Fun and good job. Cheers.
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:iconrondrigo-alex:
rondrigo-alex Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
2a is cool to me, 1c is badass
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CNcptank Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
2A like flag of CCP
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:icongodofwarlover:
godofwarlover Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
2A and 3A look good to me
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JKM1993 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I would like to see a flag that looks like a combination of 1A and 3B.
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:iconlavrentiypavlovich:
lavrentiypavlovich Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why not keep the old flag? Socialist Poland kept the national Polish flag. Saves time and money.
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:icontwistedunreality:
TwistedUnreality Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I like both 3A or 3B, considering they display more of a traditional revolutionary socialist style and not nationalism. 
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seventhfleet Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why would it be USCRA why not call it United Socialists States of America?
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:iconregicollis:
Regicollis Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
I used the same formula as was used for the naming of the Soviet Union (with soviet being nothing but the Russian word for council). Your proposal is equally plausible.
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Hellerick Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
I really like the 2B design, but unfortunately it does not fit a sovereign nation. It would rather be okay for America as a part of the Soviet Union, something like the North American Federal Socialist Council Republic.

By the way, here is my flag of Communist America: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil…
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Thebigblueserpent Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that one I like!
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htilden42 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
2B is perhaps the most visually distinctive, though I think it might look better if the stars were distributed more evenly across the blue stripe (ie don't have the gap at either edge of the flag).

I think that either 1A or 1C would be the most likely, though of course a total flag change would probably be expected if it's a total revolution like the Soviet Union had, rather than a more gradual change I'd expect for the United States to become communist.
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WhiteRavenLord Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
An interesting question, and while I don't think it would quite be this one, I think 1B would be a winner.
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:icontalarin:
Talarin Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Да да! Именно так!
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:icondragnoxthekid:
DragnoxTheKid Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
1B and 3a are the best.
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darkmike3 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
1b looks good and 3a
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Coolguy3867 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
1b or 1c if the block is centered. 1b if the colors are change a bit and the block is centered.
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:iconlavrentiypavlovich:
lavrentiypavlovich Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
1A But we could change the coat of arms.
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:iconsuffer360:
Suffer360 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
2B or 1C would be my preferred choices
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MatthewJabezNazarioI Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
2B would be the American SSR in my idea.
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QueenOfHam-P Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think 1C would do it!
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KlausVonKueste Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
interesting
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:iconcoralarts:
CoralArts Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1B looks really best!
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Spiritswriter123 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think a better flag would be basically 1A, except with gold stars instead of white (Gold stars represented Socio-Communism as much as the Red Star. Besides, everything looks good with gold-on-azure!)
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OttoVonSuds Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
why would they rename the country that dramatically and not just call it the united sovietrs of america?
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FederalRepublic Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Because "soviet" doesn't refer to any ideology or (complex) form of government with it just being Russian for "council". And the Soviet Union wasn't just named the Soviet Union (which only was the informal name), instead it was the USSR: Union (of) Socialist Soviet Republics.

So basically that overly long name reflects the name of the USSR. AND I dig the [2] series of designs, even though I would favour a different Communist symbol than hammer and sickle (especially if the USSR doesn't exist/didn't survive for long in this world).
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K-Haderach Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I always found it a little odd that when the name of the USSR was translated into English, they basically just translated three of the words and left the fourth one in Russian. The actual translation would be "Union of Socialist COUNCIL Republics". Calling it the "Union of Socialist SOVIET Republics" is just randomly choosing not to translate "совет" ("soviet") for some reason.
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