Slovenian national flag

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Re: Slovenian national flag

Postby VoronX » 19 Aug 2015 20:02

Not that I don't love the vertical option (i do :-) ), but I wanted to revisit an old idea:
White-Blue-Red in equal areas; with the seal centered between the white and blue as per specs.
I think it's very distinctive and attractive.
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Re: Slovenian national flag

Postby jerbez » 20 Aug 2015 11:21

The problem with this last design is that the blue and the white parts of the shield don't contrast enough against the blue and the white stripes.

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Re: Slovenian national flag

Postby VoronX » 20 Aug 2015 18:40

You see, I preferred to think of it as symmetry...:-)

Incidentally, I found this site with many other proposals. Some very nice.
http://zeljko-heimer-fame.from.hr/descr/si-prop.html

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Re: Slovenian national flag

Postby Desterniski » 05 Sep 2015 11:18

Difficult process of changing a national flag is a slow one. This thread inded started over 4 years ago, but reasons for it dates back, at least, to 1848.
The white-blue-red Slovenian flag (with horizontal arrangement of colours) was first exposed on April 7, 1848, on a building between Congress Square and Prešeren Square in Ljubljana, by a group of nationally minded students led by the renowned national conservative activist and poet Lovro Toman.
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Re: Slovenian national flag

Postby Desterniski » 09 Jan 2017 14:37

Every nation has a right to adequately and uniquely display its own historical colors.

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Re: Slovenian national flag

Postby Desterniski » 10 Jan 2017 12:27

Throughout the history vertically arrange flag (tricolor) consisting same colors as Slovenian national colors white-blue-red (but in a slightly different blue-red-white arrangement) appeared only ones; in a very short period of French second republic (1848–52).
Prove of the existence of such a French tricolor is a painting "Lamartine, before the Hôtel de Ville, Paris, rejects the Red Flag," February 25, 1848, by Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux (1815–1884). So called "Erroneous French national flag" is second one from the left.

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A short-lived blue-red-white tricolore flag is documented by Whitney Smith in Flags Through The Ages And Across The World. According to his evidence the blue-red-white arrangement was decreed by the government on Feb. 26, 1848, and rescinded by another Decree on March 5, which restored the more familiar blue-white-red arrangement. It is not clearly stated why the order was changed. The Feb. Decree said it was because "the form of the flag should be fixed in an invariable manner", but that obviously doesn't answer why that particular manner was chosen.

According to Pierre Charrié (Drapeaux et Étendards du XIXe siècle), the weird arrangement of the colours (blue-red-white) was simply a mistake in the Decree, which was corrected two days later. It can be assumed that no erroneous flag was ever manufactured.
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Re: Slovenian national flag

Postby Desterniski » 11 Jan 2017 10:57

As an obvious mistake, Slovenian white-blue-red tricolor appeared on a series of trading cards produced by W. Duke Sons & Co. in 1888. Independent Flag of Kingdom of Serbia (today the Republic of Serbia) was represented with an erroneous white-blue-red vertical tricolor.

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A series of trading cards were produced in New York by W. Duke Sons & Co. in 1888. Each of the cards shows Ruler, Flag and Arms of different Nations. Here you can find out more about very interesting W. Duke Sons & Co. in 1888 Tobacco trading cards:
https://repository.duke.edu/dc/wdukeson ... ll+Nations
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