On our planet, there are more than 250 states, each of which has its own national flag.It generally consists of strips or other geometric shapes of different colors that symbolize something important for this or that country.But because many states, flags are sometimes repetitive.For example, blue-yellow-red flag, whose is it?This question may be at least two answers.
Where did the flags
tradition originated several centuries ago, and its roots to the times of the maritime powers.Colored cloth flags gradually moved from the sea to dry ports the ships, and then - to the whole states.Presumably, the first country zaimevshey his flag was Holland (Netherlands), whose naval and merchant marine were the most powerful in the XVII-XVIII centuries.At the same time there was the use of a standard rectangular shape for the flag.
tradition gradually spread to all countries of the world.The first flags got major powers.And after and former colonies gained their independence, began to choose their own state symbols.
But, as independent states and self-governing territories grew with each decade more, and the creation of original characters became more and more difficult.As a result, the flags of many countries were similar to each other.Some general you can barely tell the difference.For example, blue-yellow-red flag is vertical.It turns out that it is used by the two countries in the world: Romania and Chad.
However, a slight difference still exists: the tricolor of Chad is characterized by a dark shade of blue stripes.The rest of the flags are identical.
history of the Romanian flag Romanian
symbol was first approved June 26, 1848, and used - during the Wallachian uprising in 1821.Flag blue-yellow-red is quite ancient origins.According to many historians, these three colors play an important role in the Romanian Heraldry XV-XVI centuries, during the reign of Stephen the Great and Michael the Brave.
remarkable fact that the original band tricolor horizontal.This was done in imitation of the French flag, which has become very popular in Europe after the French Revolution.For this reason, a new flag became a symbol of revolutionary changes in Romania.
values of the color bars have been set as follows: blue - freedom, yellow - justice, Red - fraternity.Beginning in 1867, they were placed not horizontally, as the standard of the French and vertically.It served as a symbol of the union of three land - Wallachia, Moldavia and Bukovina - into a single state.Thus, the flag of blue-yellow-red began to combine the heraldic colors of these territories.
This conversion flag has not ended: from 1867 to 1989 in the center of the tricolor was socialist emblem, which was abolished during the revolution and the overthrow of the dictatorial regime of Ceausescu.Flag of blue, yellow and red with the coat of arms carved out of it has become a symbol of those events.The modern version of the standard of the Romanian fixed in late 1989.
History of the flag of Chad
this Central African country gained independence in 1958, and was formerly a colony of France.Curiously, the first two years of the new state continued to officially use the flag of the former metropolis - the French tricolor.Then the projects were proposed a new national symbol.Originally intended to use the colors united pan-African flag (red, black, green), but this idea was abandoned because it has taken for himself the other former colonies of France.As a result, the Republic of Chad adopted a flag of blue-yellow-red, in which the first vertical stripe symbolizes water and hope, the second - the sun and sand of the desert, and the third - the blood shed and the unity of the nation.
Thus, the similarity flags of Chad and Romania is due to French influence in different eras.And though the colors of the flag of the European countries was invented before the African, still currently valid version of the Romanian tricolor was established 30 years later, so the legal claims from countries not arise.