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by Zeljko Heimer, 30 Mar 2003
Czechoslovakian 1920 flag proposalOn 29 february 1920 a blue triangle 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, 2 Jul 1996
As I've repeatedly noted, the "1920 flag" ("1/3") is only *proposal* disscussed in the Constituent Assembly, *never* approved, *never* in use. After negative solution by the parliament, the vexillological commision returned to this issue and proposed the modified design, with the triangle reaching the center of a flag. This is the only flag of Czechoslovakia/Czechia since 1920.
Jan Zrzavy, 31 Mar 2003