Story: Cold War

Communist Party poster

Communist Party poster

The Communist Party of New Zealand was founded in 1921. It gained support during the 1930s economic depression, when it advocated for unemployed workers and the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). This recruitment poster was produced during the Second World War, when the Soviet Union's contribution to the war effort garnered support for communism.

Courtesy of the Socialist Worker New Zealand Archive

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-C-ROTH-Communist-1940s-001

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How to cite this page:

Gerald Hensley, 'Cold War - The Cold War at home', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/32718/communist-party-poster (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by Gerald Hensley, published 20 Jun 2012