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Republic of Croatia (June-December 1990)

Republika Hrvatska

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by Janko Ehrlich - Zdvorak, 24 September 2001

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Croatian symbols in use between June and december 1990.   Here is the Constitutional Ammandment LXVI, adopted on July 25, 1990:
1. The coat-of-arms of the Republic of Croatia is the historical Croatian arms, foundation whom consists of 25 red and white fields.
2. The flag of the Republic of Croatia consists of three colors: red, white and blue, with the historical Croatian coat-of-arms in the centre.
3. The form and description of the historical Croatian coat-of-arms, the flag, as also words of the anthem of the Republic of Croatia, also usage of those symbols of the state are ordered by the law.
4. Item 1. substitute Article 6, item 2. substitute Article 7, and item 3. is supplement of the Chapter I of the Constitution [Chapter I of the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Croatia: Articles from 1-9 (General decisions)].
Janko Ehrlich - Zdvorak, 24 September 2001

Another note - the Constitution (nor any other act) do not prescribe the details of how the "historical Croatian arms" look beside the general description of the "foundation" of chequy field. Therefore number of small (and maby not so small) variations have been in use, especially regarding the shape of the shield, the outline linings and so on.
However, what Janko has shown is much like what it was mostly used (and manufactured) though maybe if I was to draw it I would made the shield somewhat wider.
Number of flags were also used where the CoA was chequy of white and red (instead of red and white) and such flags are still ocasionally to be seen. They are especially preffered by right-winged parties and also by Croats in B&H as kind of "neutral" flag ("neutral" towards question - Herzeg-Bosnia or Republic of Croatia), though these not being exclusivly used for such. In my opinion, such flags are plainly wrong.
Zeljko Heimer, 28 September 2001

Coat of Arms

by Janko Ehrlich - Zdvorak, 24 September 2001