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Christian Democratic Union 1946-1990 (East Germany)

Christlich-Demokratische Union, CDU

Last modified: 2004-12-29 by santiago dotor
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[Christian Democratic Union (East Germany)] 3:5 | stripes 1+1+8+1+1
by Volker Moerbitz Keith

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Despite their political differences, both the West German CDU and the East German CDU used the same name and united with the German unification.

Volker Moerbitz Keith, 23 January 2001


A blue flag with two Israel-like yellow stripes and the CDU symbol in center. The symbol showed a dove and the letters CDU, in the upper half surrounded by the words EX ORIENTE PAX (peace comes from the East i.e. from the Soviet Union), all yellow on blue. Source: German Democratic Republic parties website.

Volker Moerbitz Keith, 23 and 26 January 2001

According to Günther 2000, the flag should be blue with yellow stripes at the top and the bottom (striped blue-yellow-blue-yellow-blue in proportions 1+1+8+1+1) and the logo in the center. There also was a simplified variant without the dove and the ex oriente pax.

Marcus Schmöger, 26 January 2001