How and why I flag of Libya in different historical periods

State symbols of Libya after the overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi has not changed.Obviously, rebel groups and leaders of the NTC is not up to it.We have to make do with what inherited from the authoritarian regime crushed.

Heraldry of the State arose in 1951, when the world appears on maps Kingdom of Libya.The coat of arms and flag, symbols of the country's employees today, approved in 1977, eight years after the military coup, also known as the September Revolution, which resulted in a national leader Gaddafi began.Many events took place between these two dates.For twenty-six years old Libyan flag has changed four times.The reasons were different.

colonialists and flags

360 years in most parts of the Arab state was Tripolitania.

In 1911, the Turkish possession of this land, and return to the main desert ended.The country is the freedom not found, but the colonizer changed over Tripoli zareyal Italian tricolor green-white-red, with the royal cross on a red background in the center.After World War I seemed to Tripolitania yet gained sovereignty.Five years of the former Italian colony attempted to obtain international recognition under the blue flag with green palm tree and a white star, but in 1923 the fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, who dreamed of creating a great empire again sent troops here.Invaders acted brutally, using barbaric methods of war, including poison gas, not to mention the bombs.It was the Italians, seeking to expand its influence in North Africa, Tripolitania was attached to the other emirates, covering almost the entire territory of modern Libya.

During World War II (1942) Italian flag gave way to the British Union Jack was flying it over a part taken from the Italian colonizers of land until 1949.At the same time, the province of Fezzan, controlled by France, had another flag, which on a red background were painted white star and crescent.

to independence in 1951, has teamed up with Tripolitania, Cyrenaica (which had the same flag, but black) and Fezzan, formed as a result of the Libyan kingdom.New monarchy needed a state symbol, such that it takes into account all three attributes of land that are included in its composition, and it turned out that way.Three bands, including average (black) was wider than the outer half (top - red, the bottom - green), with a star and crescent in the center symbolize the supremacy of Cyrenaica, the blood shed in the struggle, and the dominant religious denominations.It was the first flag of Libya as an independent state.

Flags Gaddafi

Present sovereignty of the country has reached only after coming to power Muammar Gaddafi.In 1969, the country adopted a pan-Arab symbol of red, white and black colors.After joining the Federation of Arab Republics (1972) was added to the bands eagle golden-yellow color, which is in the clutches of a scroll compresses called interstate association.That was the flag of Libya since 1972.Also included in her PAR Syria and Egypt.

Last flag

traditional color of Tripolitania was green.The reason for the change of flag in 1977 was politically motivated, understand that you can only back in the distant 1951, when the country received at the request of the UN General Assembly independence from Britain.The political system of the new subject of international law defined as a federal constitutional monarchy, and its head was the first Sheikh Idris, that when it was adopted by the first flag of Libya.Photos of King surrounded by British officers and leaders sensuitov indicated its desire to raise the profile of Cyrenaica, although the population of the province was less than a third of all the country's citizens.This policy caused discontent of the population, so after the overthrow of the monarchy as a state flag was adopted by the Federation of Arab Republics.In 1977 it ceased to exist.

flag of Libya is unique, it is uniformly green.Other Monochrome state symbols in the world.

While in the former Great Socialist People's Libyan civil war, it is hard to believe what this country has the political and economic prospects, and especially how it will be the next flag.Her story - a lesson to other states ...