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European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC)

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[Flag of the ECSC]by Jan Oskar Engene


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Members of the European Coal and Steel Community

The ECSC was founded in 1951 by the treaty of Paris, and later merged with the European Community.

The ECSC has officially lowered its flag on 23 July 2002, as the ECSC treaty expired that day. The flag was lowered in real by Romano Prodi, President of the European Union Commission, in Brussels. Prodi hoisted the flag of the European Union instead.

Marcus Schmöger & Mark Sensen, 23 July 2002


Description of the flag

The flag of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was blue over black with three yellow stars on each stripe. It was irst introduced for the World Expo in Brussels in 1958.
Blue was for steel, black for coal, while the stars represented the original six member states.

Jan Oskar Engene, 1 May 1996

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