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Autonomous Egean State

The Autonomous State of the Aegean Sea was created in the Dodecanese by the Italians in 1912 and lived until 1915.
According to Neubecker, a flag for this state never existed.

Jaume Ollé, 9 August 1999

I once received a note from Dr. Ottfried Neubecker who told me that there never was a flag for the Egean Islands or state.

Ralf Stelter, 2 August 1999


Principality of Pindo

There was an Italian puppet state in Northwest Grece during the Second World War. Its name was Principality of Pindo. The Pindo region is in southern Albania and northwestern Greece. The small state was created during the Italian occupation of northern Grece, as the fatherland of ethnic Aromanians.

Source: Frammenti d'Europa by Fiorenzo Toso, information provided by Massimo Bonini.

Jaume Ollé, 30 December 1998

During the second World War an autonomous 'Principality of the Pindus' was declared by an extremist named Alcibiades Diamandi of Samarina, consisting of Epirus, Macedonia and all of Thessalia, with Diamandi as Prince and a compatriot as head of the 'Roman Legion' - an army of Vlakh fascists.

Jarig Bakker, 14 April 1999

The first prince Alkiviadis I abdicated in 1943. The next ruler, a Hungarian adventurer named Julius Csesznegi reigned until 1944 but there was really a chaotic situation. The actual pretender, prince Nicholas, uses a flag, green with a red St.Andrew cross.

Joseph de Ferrari, 12 August 2003

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