This is the ultimate symbol of Communism. This symbol is distinctly modern in its origin although its components are ancient. The hammer is the symbol of the Norse God Thor and represents enormous power. The sickle is the symbol of the Reaper representing the transition from life to death.
The Yin and Yang or Yin-Yang symbol essentially represents the existence of opposites (or opposing forces) in both nature and in life. Taoist philosophy states that the Ultimate Principle is divided into two diametrically opposed forces – as are all things that arise from this principle.