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People's Republic of Congo, 1970 - 1992

République Populaire du Congo

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[National flag and ensign] 2:3~
by Željko Heimer See also:


The People's Republic constitution new flag on the 30th December 1969. That flag was more Soviet-inspired but still used the same three colours. The hammer and hoe were a variation of the hammer and sickle, and the yellow star represented the leading role of the one legal party. The red was also representing the blood shed by the anticolonialist fighters. Following the end of the one party regime, a new constitution went in force on the 10th June 1991. The original flag was restored.
Dov Gutterman, 11 January 1999

The adoption date is 30th December 1969, like the constitution. The flag, the constitution and the "People's Republic" name went in force 1st January 1970.
The red flag is the mere copy of the PCT (Parti Congolais du travail - Labour Congolese Party) one.
Jean-Francois Blanc, 1 December 1999

by Jaume Ollé

Flag of the Congo Army adopted 1 January 1970. This is a parade flag variation used by the army differing from the national flag only in the name of the country inscribed in the flag in gold.
Jaume Ollé, 8 December 1995

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