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Encyclopedia > Workers of the world, unite!
The Coat of Arms of the Soviet Union, with the slogan emblazoned on the ribbons
The Coat of Arms of the Soviet Union, with the slogan emblazoned on the ribbons

The political slogan "Workers of the world, unite!", (German: Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt euch!) one of the most famous rallying cries of socialism, comes from Karl Marx's and Friedrich Engels's The Communist Manifesto. A variation ("Workers of all lands, unite!") is also inscribed on Marx's tombstone. The actual translation is more normally given as "Working men," or "Proletarians of all countries, unite!" Image File history File links Coat_of_arms_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... Image File history File links Coat_of_arms_of_the_Soviet_Union. ... The state coat of arms of the Soviet Union, from 1958-1991 The state coat of arms of the Soviet Union (Russian: ) was adopted in 1924 and was used until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. ... A political slogan is a slogan used in a political context. ... Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the community. ... Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818, Trier, Germany – March 14, 1883, London) was a German philosopher, political economist, and revolutionary. ... Friedrich Engels (November 28, 1820, Wuppertal – August 5, 1895, London), a 19th-century German political philosopher, developed communist theory alongside his better-known collaborator, Karl Marx, co-authoring The Communist Manifesto (1848). ... The Manifesto of the Communist Party (German: ), usually referred to as The Communist Manifesto, was first published on February 21, 1848, and is one of the worlds most influential political tracts. ... Tombstone most commonly means a headstone marking the grave of a deceased person. ... The proletariat (from Latin proles, offspring) is a term used to identify a lower social class; a member of such a class is proletarian. ...

This slogan was also the USSR State motto (Russian: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!) and used on the Coat of Arms of the Soviet Union and on 1919 Russian SFSR banknotes (also written in German, French, Japanese, English, and Arabic). It is still used by some socialist and communist groups around the world. Additionally, the slogan has entered pop culture, and is frequently referenced. The USSR State motto is a quotation from Karl Marxs and Friedrich Engels Communist Manifesto, meaning Workers of the world, unite!. It appeared in the language of the Soviet Republics in the USSR Coat of arms, by the reverse order they were mentioned on the Constitution of the USSR... The state coat of arms of the Soviet Union, from 1958-1991 The state coat of arms of the Soviet Union (Russian: ) was adopted in 1924 and was used until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... State motto: Russian: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! Translation: Workers of the world, unite! Capital Moscow Official language Russian Established In the USSR:  - Since  - Until November 7, 1917 November 7, 1917 December 12, 1991 (dissolution) Area  - Total  - Water (%) Ranked 1st in the USSR 17,075,200 km² 13% Population  - Total   - Density Ranked 1st in the... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ...


In the first Swedish language translation of the Communist Manifesto, published in 1848, the translator Pehr Götrek substituted the slogan for Folkets röst, guds röst! (i.e. "Vox populi, vox Dei", or "The Voice of the People is God's voice"). Later translations have, however, included the original slogan. Swedish ( ), known since Esaias Tegnér as the language of glory and heroes (ärans och hjältarnas sprÃ¥k), is a North Germanic language (also called Scandinavian languages) spoken predominantly in Sweden and in parts of Finland, especially along the coast and on the Ã…land islands, by more than nine... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Pehr Götrek Pehr Götrek (1798 – 1876) was an early Swedish Christian communist. ... This page lists direct English translations of common Latin phrases, such as veni vidi vici and et cetera. ...

Amongst Maoist-oriented groups a variation invented by Lenin, 'Workers of the World and Oppressed Peoples, Unite!', is sometimes used. This slogan was the rallying cry of the 2nd Comintern congress in 1920, and denoted the anti-Imperialist and anti-Colonialist agenda of the Comintern. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Vladimir Ilyich Lenin ( Russian: Влади́мир Ильи́ч Ле́нин  listen?), original surname Ulyanov (Улья́нов) ( April 22 (April 10 ( O.S.)), 1870 – January 21, 1924), was a... The Comintern (Russian: Коммунистический Интернационал, Kommunisticheskiy Internatsional – Communist International, also known as the Third International) was an international Communist organization founded in March 1919, in the midst of the war communism period (1918-1921), by Vladimir Lenin and the Russian Communist Party (Bolshevik), which intended to fight by all available means, including... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... // Cecil Rhodes: Cape-Cairo railway project. ... It has been suggested that Benign colonialism be merged into this article or section. ...

Non-English usage

  • Arabic: يا عمال العالم اتحدوا (transliteration: Yā ʿummālu l-ʿālam ittaḥidū!)
  • Armenian: Պրոլետարներ բոլոր երկրների, միացե'ք!
  • Azerbaijani: Бүтүн өлкәләрин пролетарлары, бирләшин! (Bütün ölkələrin proletarları, birləşin!)
  • Bangla: দুনিযার মজুর এক হও!
  • Bosnian: Proleteri svih zemalja, ujedinite se!
  • Catalan: Proletaris de tots els països, Uniu-vos!
  • Chinese (Simplified): 全世界无产者,联合起来!
  • Croatian: Proleteri svih zemalja, ujedinite se!
  • Czech: Proletáři všech zemí, spojte se!
  • Danish: Proletarer i alle lande, foren jer!
  • Dutch: Proletariërs aller landen, verenigt U!
  • Estonian: Kõikide maade proletaarlased, ühinege!
  • Euskera: Herrialde guztietako proletarioak, elkar zaitezte!
  • Finnish: Kaikkien maiden työläiset, liittykää yhteen!
  • French: Prolétaires de tous les pays, unissez-vous!
  • Georgian: პროლეტარებო ყველა ქვეყნისა, შეერთდით! (p'rolet'arego q'vela kveq'nisa sheertdit)
  • Greek: Προλετάριοι όλου του κόσμου, ενωθείτε!
  • Hebrew: !פועלי כל העולם התאחדו (transliteration: Poa-lay Kol Ha-Olam, Hitakhedu!)
  • Hungarian: Világ proletárjai, egyesüljetek!
  • Icelandic: Verkamenn allra landa, sameinist!
  • Italian: Lavoratori di tutto il mondo, unitevi!, Proletari di tutti i paesi, unitevi!
  • Korean: 만국의 노동자들이여, 단결하라!!
  • Macedonian: Пролетери од сите земји обединете се! (Proleteri od site zemji, obedinete se!)
  • Mari: Чыла элласе пролетарий-влак ушныза
  • Mongolian: Орон бүрийн пролетари нар нэгдэгтүн!
  • Kurdish: Kirêkaranî/karkerên dinya/cîhanê yekgirin/hevgirin!
  • Persian: کارگران جهان متحد شوید (Kārgarān-e jahān mottaḥed šavīd!)
  • Polish: Proletariusze wszystkich krajów, łączcie się!
  • Portuguese: Trabalhadores do mundo, uni-vos!
  • Romanian: Proletari din toate ţările, uniţi-vă!
  • Russian: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!
  • Serbian: Пролетери свих земаља, уједините се! (Proleteri svih zemalja, ujedinite se!)
  • Slovak: Proletári všetkých krajín, spojte sa!
  • Slovenian: Proletarci vse dezel, zdruzite se!
  • Spanish: ¡Trabajadores del mundo, uníos!, ¡Proletarios de todos los Países, uníos!
  • Swedish: Arbetare i alla länder, förenen eder!, Arbetare i alla länder förenen er!, alt. Arbetare i alla länder, förena er! (more modern wording) alt. Proletärer i alla länder, förena er!
  • Tatar: Барлык илләрнең пролетарийлары, берләшегез! (Barlıq illärneñ proletariları, berläşegez!)
  • Turkish: Bütün ülkelerin işçileri, birleşin!
  • Ukrainian Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся!

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See also

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