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Czech Republic Flag

Flag of Czech Republic
Flag Name(s) [Flag Of Czech Republic]
Aspect Ratio(2:3)
Color Scheme white,red,blue
Color and Design

Two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and red with a blue isosceles triangle based on the hoist side.

Meaning & SymbolismThe red stripe represents hardiness and courage in battle, while the white represents the contrasting virtues of peace and honesty. The blue triangle represents justice, truth, and loyalty.
Description and Brief History

The national flag of the Czech Republic is the same as the flag of the former Czechoslovakia. Upon the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, the Czech Republic kept the Czechoslovak flag while Slovakia adopted its own flag. The first flag of Czechoslovakia was based on the flag of Bohemia and was white over red. This was almost identical to the flag of Poland (only the proportion was different), so a blue triangle was added at the hoist in 1920. The flag was banned by the Nazis in 1939 as they established a government nominally in control of Bohemia and Moravia, and a horizontal tricolour of white, red, and blue was used for the duration of the war. The 1920 flag was restored in 1945.


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