"The seven commandments 1. Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy 2.Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wingટ, is a freind 3. No animal shall wear clothes 4. No animal shall sleep in a bed 5. No animal shall drink alcohol 6. No animal shall kill any other animal 7. All animals are equal"
"it is for your sake that we drink that milk and eat those apples"(pg 36)
The establishment of the seven commandments in Animal farm and Mussolini's Ten commandments of the Italian soldier.
The pigs stayed back and watched all the other animals work, like a dictator. "The pigs did not actually work, but directed and supervised others"(pg 27). This reminds me of the communist leaders ordering people to work diligently while they take advantage of the result.
“Napoleon is always right.” pg 56
The pigs manipulated the animals into thinking it was good for making them stronger and wiser so the pigs could be better leaders just like when Stalin took all the grain to expand his power.
The description of the flag "while the hoof and horn signified the Republic of the Animals"(pg31) sounds/looks similar to the soviet union flag, the only differences being the colors and tools.
Continuing with the thought of Mussolini's commandments, especially the "Mussolini's always right" relates to this scene from the book. I imagine an Italian soldier telling himself this when he questions his rule
On page 69 Napoleon accused Snowball for the destruction of the windmill similarly to how Stalin accused his long time ally, Trotsky of treason. Both Napoleon and Stalin used a close relation as scapegoats for their mistakes.