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Czechoslovakia 1920

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[Flag of Czechoslovakia 1920]
by Mark Sensen

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On 29 february 1920 a blue traingle on the hoist was added on previously used white over red flag, reaching only to one third of the flag. On 30 march 1920 (so one month and one day later!) the triangle was extended to the centre of the flag (this being virtually the same flag as current flag of Czech Republic). The reasons I think for adding the blue was to make it different from the Polish flag wich was (re-)adopted about the same time, and to represent Slovakia (which used white/blue/red tricolour since 1848). Czechoslovakia consisted of a third part, namely Subcarpathian-Ruthenia.
Mark Sensen 02-JUL-1996