Friday, February 12, 2010

Anti-American Art: No Nukes

In tribute to yesterday's Apocalyptic post, here's a Chinese poster from the 1950s, exhorting an end to nuclear weapons. The steely-jawed Chinese and Soviet women resolutely brandish a banner urging "Peace!" in Russian and Chinese (those are flags in Polish and German in the background). Though not mentioning the US by name, it's pretty clear who is being portrayed as the nuclear menace to peace. I guess the Chinese didn't get nukes til the 1960s and maybe the Soviets hadn't fessed up to having them yet? Anyway by the 1970s the Chinese and Soviets were pointing those missiles at each other.

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