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South Yemen (1967-1990)

South Yemen, People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, Yemen-Aden

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[South Yemen]by Zeljko Heimer

South Yemen merged with North Yemen on 22 May 1990 to form Yemen.


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History of South Yemen

Before 1959, the British interests in South Arabia consisted of :

On 11 February 1959 was created the Federation of South Arabian Emirates.
On 4 April 1962 the Federation was enlarged and renamed "Federation of South Arabia".
There remained a Protectorate of South Arabia.
The colony of Aden entered the Federation (as State of Aden) on 18 January 1963.

Independence was scheduled for 1968, but the NLF and FLOSY, urban guerrilla movements based in Aden, objected to the city's being placed under the rule of absolute monarchs, forced an early British withdrawal in November 1967, and established the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (commonly known as South Yemen).

Vincent Morley, 3 February 1997

The Federation of South Arabia declared its independance from Britain on 30 November 1967, under the name "People's Democratic Republic of Yemen". The flag was adopted on the same date.
The victory of the revolutionaries in 1967 supposedly led to the abolition of the separate states. Probably the sovereigns fled to the United Kingdom or to other Arabic countries.

Roy Stilling, 5 December 1997


Presidential standard

The Southern Yemen presidential flag was similar to the national flag, but with a coat of arms on the top, red stripe close to the hoist but not touching the blue triangle. The arms is of the Saladin-eagle-with-shield style, all in gold.

Source: Smith [smi75c]

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