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Friends Forever …… Almost…. August 2, 2013

Posted by irishelectionliterature in International Politics.

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1969 poster “…Long live the eternal and unbreakable friendship in battle between the peoples of China and Albania!.

Long live the friendship between the parties of China and Albania and the revolutionary struggle of the peoples of the two countries”



1. WorldbyStorm - August 2, 2013

Very interesting. Visually isn’t it noticeable how the Albanian worker and Hoxha are both depicted as being very slightly smaller/shorter in each poster compared to the Chinese worker/Mao?


hardcorefornerds - August 2, 2013

I was wondering why only one of the “friends” had brought a gun, until I saw the Chinese figure was wearing his with the barrel down (and read the “friendship in battle” title).


Ceannaire - August 3, 2013

Considering one is the most populous country in the world and the other is smaller than Ireland, I had actually been thinking their comparative sizes were somewhat generous…


richotto - August 4, 2013

Also its understandable considering the big money (according to Jung Chang and Jon Halliday in Mao the Unknown story) that was being spent on Albania from China at this time in a desperate attempt to compete with the USSR to be seen as the leader of the left in the world.


Ceannaire - August 4, 2013

Yes, to little avail! No wonder they ended up bowing to imperialism before long after the photo was taken!


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