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Communism for Christmas

After viewing the much-talked-about-on-Twitter toy photos, I remembered that I had one of my own.

I’ve decided I want to add a little communism to the holidays, so I included these colorful icons of Chinese culture (to some at least).

First the outfits: There was a time in China where everyone had to wear the same thing, much like the blue clothing you see in the image.

These Mao soldiers are for sale everywhere in the Dongtai Lu Antiques Market in Shanghai. They photograph rather well.

Just in case if you wondered who Mao is–he’s the dictator who, in 1949, decalared the birth of the People’s Republic of China.

China has been communist ever since.

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