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Eastern European Flags
What does a country's flag tell people about that country? Or, does the flag have no special significance? A country's flag can reveal important details about the country and the people that live in that particular country. Here are some interesting facts that you should know about Eastern European flags.
The Polish flag is comprised of a red band of color and a white band of color. The white band symbolizes the peacefulness of the Polish people. The red band signifies their bravery. This particular flag was adopted in 1919.
The Turkish flag features a white crescent like moon shape and a star shape on a red background. Because of this, it is commonly referred to as the "moon star flag". The flag was originally used by the Ottoman Empire hundreds of years ago.
The Slovenian flag that is used today was first used in 1992 after Slovenia became independent from Yugoslavia. The flag has 3 stripes of color: a white stripe, a blue stripe, and a red stripe. The flag also features a coat of arms of a Slovak ruler in the 1400's. The coat of arms features three mountains, three stars, and 2 rivers.
The Serbian flag features three bands of color: red, blue, and white. The state insignia, which contains 2 eagles and a crown, is also featured on the flag. Although Serbia became independent after Yugoslavia was dissolved, the country did not create a new flag until 2010.
The flag from Belarus has two strips: a red strip and a green stripe. The red strip on the flag is double the size of the green strip. On the left hand side of the flag, a white horizontal band of color is featured. A red pattern sits on the white horizontal stripe. The red pattern is a traditional one used often to decorate clothing and other fabrics.
The Ukranian flag features a blue band and a yellow band of color. The blue symbolizes the natural beauty of the Ukraine while the yellow is to honor wheat. This is the country's largest agricultural export.