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Socialist Republic of Croatia (1963-1990)

Socijalistička Republika Hrvatska

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by Janko Ehrlich - Zdvorak, 23 September 2001

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In 1963, when Federative People's Republic of Yugoslavia was renamed into Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, People's Republic of Croatia was consequently renamed as Socialist Republic of Croatia (Socijalistička republika Hrvatska). It continued to use previous flag and coat-of-arms of PRC, adopted on January 18, 1947.  
Excerpts from the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Croatia, adopted on February 22, 1974:
Chapter I Article 6th - The coat-of-arms of the Socialist Republic of Croatia is field encircled with two golden bundles of grain spikes. In the lower part of the field is an iron anvil. Above it the main sea gently heaves. From the sea raise historical Croatian arms and above them is the sun. In the lower part bundles of grain spikes are joined and interlaced, so their composition surrounds the base of the anvil. Between the top of the spikes is a five-pointed star with a golden lining, which has its lower legs directed to the field of the coat-of-arms.  
Article 7th - The flag of the Socialist Republic of Croatia consists of three colours: red, white and blue, with red five-pointed star in the centre. The relation of width and length of the flag is 1:2. The colours of the flag are placed horizontally in the following order from the top: red white and blue. Each colour covers one third of the flag width. The star has a regular five-pointed shape and a golden (yellow) border. The central point of the star corresponds with the point of intersection of the diagonals of the flag. The upper arm of the star enters up to one half of the red colour of the flag. The lower legs of the star are also getting the adequate place in the blue colour of the flag.
Janko Ehrlich - Zdvorak, 23 September 2001

It should be noted that the width of the yellow outline of the star is not defined in any way - nither the fact if the measures of the star described above include it or not. However, my opinion is that the border should be considered here as if it were stiching on a flag - that would come helf its width over the red star and half over the field. In the other words what is described regarding the size of the star mighte be sayd so - the star is inscribed in a (imagined) cricle with center in the middle of the flag and with diameter 2/3 of hoist. (Middle of the flag is, of course, the point in which the diagonals are intersecting)
Zeljko Heimer, 28 September 2001

Coat of Arms

by Janko Ehrlich - Zdvorak, 23 September 2001

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