In the 1970s Intervision Song Contest, the Communist equivalent to Eurovision, viewers would vote by turning on lights at a given moment; power plants would measure the load to help determine the winner.
Tupac Shakur was a member of the Young Communist League USA, and that the Maryland chapter – based in Baltimore, where he spent his high school years – is named after him.
In 1927 the Soviet Union released a film about traveling to Mars where they saved an alien race from capitalism.
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara raised the Cuban national literacy rate from about 60-76% to 96% within a year.
There is a ☭ character.
An American soldier ran across the border to North Korea in 1962 and has been living there ever since.
Every North Korean household and business is outfitted with a government-controlled radio that cannot be turned off, only turned down.