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League of Communists of Yugoslavia

Savez Komunista Jugoslavije

Last modified: 2006-07-22 by ivan sache
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Flag of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia

The flag of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia was red with a yellow outlined star in which there was the sickle and hammer, underneath the acronym SKJ (Savez Komunista Jugoslavije); in the canton, and next to it, the motto "Workers of All Countries, Unite!".

The Statutes of SKJ prescribe that the name of the party and the motto "should be written in national languages". There were at least six versions of this flag, all official, differing in the writing of the acronym of the party name and the text in the motto.
There might have been more versions of the flag. Although the Statutes prescribe that the motto should be above the star, in practice it was often beside it. The text should be properly readable from both sides of the flag. The League of Communists was formed in 1952 from the former Communist Party (KPJ), changing in the flag only the acronym under the star.

Željko Heimer, 12 October 2003

Serbo-Croatian versions

[SKJ flag, Serbo-Croatian Latin]     [SKJ flag, Serbo-Croatian Cyrillic]

Flag with writings in Serbo-Croatian - Images by Željko Heimer, 12 October 2003
Left, with Latin script writing: SKJ and PROLETERI SVIH ZEMALJA, UJEDINITE SE!
Right, with Cyrillic script writing: СКЈ and ПРОЛЕТЕРИ СВИХ ЗЕМАЉА, УЈЕДИНИТЕ СЕ!

Slovene version

[SKJ flag, Slovenian]

Flag with writings in Slovene, ZKJ and PROLETARCI VSEH DEŽEL, ZDRUŽITE SE!- Image by Željko Heimer, 12 October 2003

Macedonian version

[SKJ flag, Macedonian]

Flag with writings in Macedonian, СКЈ and ПРОЛЕТЕРИ ВО СИТЕ ЗЕМЈИ, ВОЕДИНЕТЕ СЕ!- Image by Željko Heimer, 12 October 2003

The writing on the image is slightly incorrect, it should be "Proleteri od site zemji, obedinete se!".

Valentin Poposki, 31 July 2005

Albanian version

[SKJ flag, Albanian]

Flag with writings in Albanian, LKJ and PROLETERË TË TË GJITHA VENDEVE, BASHKOHUNI! - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 October 2003

Hungarian version

[SKJ flag, Hungarian]

Flag with writings in Hungarian, JKSZ and VILÁG PROLETÁRJAI EGYESÜLJETEK! - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 October 2003

Italian version

[SKJ flag, Italian]

Flag with writings in Italian, CI and PROLETARII DI TUTTI I PAESI, UNITEVI! - Image by Željko Heimer, 12 October 2003