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Communist era slogans

Postby lilinka » 11-Apr-08 19:14

Greetings everyone.

This may sound like a strange request, but does anyone know/remember any of the most common slogans used before the Velvet Revolution...I was in Prague during the 70s and I remember people having to put up banners on apartment buildings etc., esp on political holidays.

If you know any of them and could write them for me in Czech and English, I'd be very interested.

Thanks. I am new to the site and delighted to know there is such a friendly community out there to talk to!
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Postby eso » 11-Apr-08 20:00

I remember:

Se Sovětským svazem na věčné časy!
With Soviet Union Forever!

Dohnat a předehnat!
To catch up and get ahead (of rotting capitalist countries)!

Ani zrno nazmar!
No grain to waste!

Lenin žil, Lenin žije, Lenin bude žít!
Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live!

Vstanou nové bojovníci!
New fighters will arise!

:)

Here is gallery of propaganda posters:
http://posters.nce.buttobi.net/czech1.htm

Enjoy :)
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Postby kibicz » 11-Apr-08 22:23

A bettter remember its revised versions:

Se Sovětským svazem padla bída na zem!
With Soviet Union misery fall upon land!

3stádia komunismu:
Dohnat, předehnat! Udržet krok. Neztratit stopu...
3stages of communism:
To catch up and get ahead! Keep up. Do not lose track..

Vše co máme pro mír dáme! nikde po cestě nevytratit í...
All we have for peace we give. - well this play on words works only in czech..

eso wrote:Vstanou nové bojovníci! - nové bojovnice?;)
New fighters will arise!

I need my czenglish corrected! (including this signature;)
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Postby Karel_lerak » 11-Apr-08 23:05

lilinka wrote:Greetings everyone.

This may sound like a strange request, but does anyone know/remember any of the most common slogans used before the Velvet Revolution...I was in Prague during the 70s and I remember people having to put up banners on apartment buildings etc., esp on political holidays.


This is not czech but german one, but I cannot resist to place it here:

Die FDJ-ler und Komsomolzen meistern gemeinsam die modernsten Waffensysteme zum militärischen Schutze des Friedens.

The original I saw in yellow letters on a big red banner over the street in one East German city (if I correctly remember - in Dresden about the year 1970)

Členové FDJ (německá mládežnická organizace) a komsomolci společně mistrovsky zvládají nejmodernější systémy zbraní k vojenské obraně míru.

The members of FDJ (German communist youth organisation) and Komsomol (the Russian youth organisation) jointly cope masterly with the most up to date weapon systems for military defence of the peace.
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Postby lilinka » 11-Apr-08 23:18

Thanks guys, very inspiring!

:)
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Postby eso » 12-Apr-08 8:04

eso wrote:Here is gallery of propaganda posters:
http://posters.nce.buttobi.net/czech1.htm


Update - due site's direct link protection you have to go to address:

http://posters.nce.buttobi.net/
and then click to "Czech posters" link (lower in table)
and then click to "Czech and Slovakian Propaganda Posters"
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Postby Sova » 14-Apr-08 16:22

Thanks for the link, eso. It reminds me somewhat of our US World War II posters (albeit, ours were less about ideology): http://www.the-forum.com/POSTERS/warpost3.htm
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Postby eso » 14-Apr-08 17:52

Sova wrote:Thanks for the link, eso. It reminds me somewhat of our US World War II posters (albeit, ours were less about ideology):


What about these:
http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/japan/posters.html
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Postby fabik317 » 15-Apr-08 15:58

Plány revanšistů zhatí naši vepři boubelatí!
Plans of the revanchists our plump pigs shall foil!

Ráj socialistických vepřů.
Socialist pig paradise.

This is from a film about so-called "auxiliary technical batallions" - military forced-labour camps for the "politically unreliable" in the 50's in czechoslovakia, where a university-educated private is forced by the dim-witted officers to manage a pigsty, so he decides to "decorate" it in the then-desirable "political awareness" fashion.

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An internationally known one:

Proletáři všech zemí, spojte se!
Proletarians of all countries, unite!

And a popular paraphrase from Cosy Dens:

Proletáři všech zemí, vyližte si prdel!
Proletarians of all countries, eat your arses out!
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Postby Sova » 16-Apr-08 17:44

eso wrote:
Sova wrote:Thanks for the link, eso. It reminds me somewhat of our US World War II posters (albeit, ours were less about ideology):


What about these:
http://www.bookmice.net/darkchilde/japan/posters.html

Yep! Those are just a bit more ideological. :D I wasn't aware that so many of those anti-Japanese posters existed (not exactly a side of the U.S. that most Americans like to remember). Thanks for the link!

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