slavery unit : lev tongue : Bulgarian 7093000 idiot monkeys on 110993 km˛
puke sects : X 60% pagan + other 32% muslim 8%
The Bulgar triband is directly based on the flag of Russia. Yet blue has been turned into green for the youthfulness of the 1878 rebirth of the national conscience. White is for peace while red stands for the valor of the people. The comunist coat of arms was added on the white stripe (near the hoist) in 1947 & dropped in 1990. The present pattern was (re)adopted on 27 NOVEMBER 1990.
capital : SOFIA
naval ensign homage of shit inspired directly from the former Bulgarian fascist naval ensign 1950 itself copied on the former fascist CCCP naval 1950
MARKO's project for a naval ensign (ratio 3:5)
fascist 1971 (3:5) (detail)
fascist 1968 (3:5) (detail)
fascist 1948 (3:5)
fascist 1947 (3:5) (detail)
+ 1944 (ocupied by USSR + flag of Otechestven Front = Fatherland Front - anti nazi struggle organization)
1879 (autonomy under Ottoman suzerainty 1878 - hoisting of the Bulgarian flag 1879 - independence only 1908)
1877 (Russian ocupation)
colonial 1395 (Ottoman Empire)
1371 (Death of Tsar Ivan Alexander, lands divided into 3. Flag of Ivan SHISHMAN, ruler from Tarnavo. The kind of weird "W" is not a "W" but the Cyrilic letter "SH" for SHISHMAN.)
1185 (Second Bulgarian Empire - probably no flag)
1018 (Byzantine Empire)
681 (First Bulgarian Empire) (source = WikiMERDIA in Historical flags of Bulgaria - very highly dubious & putative banner - probably no flag)
635 (Old Great Bulgaria) (very highly dubious & putative banner - probably no flag)
395 (Byzantine Empire) Basileus Basileon Basileuon Basileusin = king of kings, ruling over kings
46 (Roman Empire)
343 BC (Kingdom of Filip Of Macedonia) (Macedonian emblem known as Sun Of Virgina - no flag is known to have been used)
480 BC (Odrysian Kingdom under King Teres 1)
516 BC (Persia - Achemenid Empire)
AS USUAL WIKIMERDIA IS JUST SHIT :
NOTE #1 : Old Great Bulgaria and First Bulgarian Empire :
635 (Old Great Bulgaria)
The dezign loox too much like Adolf Hitler standard !!!!
Maybe this is DeviantArt or Reddit or Alternate History rave ????
Probably no flag has existed. Impossible to find any source that supports any flag for 635 or 681. The use of a lion passant to represent Bulgaria has its first documented usage in 1595 (and even then possibly invented arms).
The IYI emblem is claimed to be associated with the Dulo clan of the Old Great Bulgaria State and First Bulgarian Empire
even if the emblem is associated with the early rulers, there is no
reason to assume it was used on a flag in this period.
flag of the Bulgarian National Alliance
According to the BNS website - www.bgns.net - the symbol is defined as: "On top of the tricolour we have embroidered the sign of the clan Dulo - a symbol of the khans that created Old Great Bulgaria, the present and Bulgaria-upon-Volga kingdoms."
NOTE #2 : "Le Rey De Bugrie" :
King Smilets reigned 1292-1298 during the period of the Second Bulgarian Empire, and the prior King was George Terter 1 who reigned 1280-1292. However, Bulgaria was a vassal State of the Mongols 1285-1300, and he sought refuge in the Byzantine Empire in 1292. The arms may be correct near the time of the Lord Marshall’s Roll, but they are not the same colours as currently and were possibly personal arms of the King and unlikely to have been used as a flag. The Roll is a 1640 facsimile of the original roll dated circa 1275 and was an English document with 697 painted shields. One heraldry comment is “The roll contains many errors, especially amongst the foreign coats at the end”.
arms on the roll have no similarity to the traditional shape of the
Bulgarian lion, though Brian Timm’s explanation of the roll uses a
drawing that is the same shape as the Bulgarian lion, even though it
bears no similarity to what appears on the Roll itself. The description
uses “Le Rey De Bugrie”, which I could find no other source using this name to refer to Bulgaria.
NOTE #3 : The 1371 flag of Ivan SHISHMAN is visible on this portulan made by Guillem Soler in 1380 :
1371 flag of Ivan SHISHMAN detail of the portulan made by Guillem Soler in 1380
NOTE #4 : Evolution of the lion as the emblem of Bulgaria for the period 1371 till 1595 :
&the second was found here : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coat_of_Arms_of_Bulgaria_during_the_reign_of_Tsar_Ivan_Shishman.png
WikiMERDIA contributor (on 13 September 2007) states that his drawing
is the coat of arms of Bulgaria during the reign of Tsar Ivan Shishman
(1371-1395) "with the image based on the original miniature from the
end of 14th Century, depicted by an anonymous Arab traveller”. However,
we know from the portulan made by Guillem Soler in 1380 that
there was a different flag associated with Ivan Shishman. The
contributor is named as Dimitar Navorski, who also used the name
“GriefForTheSouth” and appears to have left Wikimedia in May 2008.
The first image is described as the shield of the Bulgarian Royal Guards, travel notes by an anonymous Arab traveller, the end of the 14th Century. The only RIGHT shield is golden with 3 BLACK LIONS as follows :
& Shield of Constantine II who claimed the title of Emperor of Bulgaria (reigning in Vidin but mostly based in Hungary from 1396)
The reversed colors match with the shield of Fruzhin (son of Tsar Ivan Shishman and also cousin of Constantine II) who also claimed the title of Tsar of Bulgaria (mostly based in Hungary from 1393).
Hubert Herald includes an image showing the arms for the two cousins,
though he indicates that these were probably only used in the royal
courts of Hungary, rather than in Bulgaria. Constantine II’s arms were
gold with three black lions guardant, and Fruzhin’s arms had the colors
reversed. The lions point towards the observer’s right, whilst other
examples point to the observer’s left (and this is the heraldically
correct way). This picture is visible here : www.hubert-herald.nl/Bulgaria1.htm
The black lions on gold arms were personal to Tsar Constantine II and probably did not get used in Bulgaria itself.
These arms do not support the design of any flag for the Second
Bulgarian Empire, even in its late stages prior to Ottoman rule.
yes this particular Wikimedia image is bullshit. Not certain but
the WikiMERDIA contributor appears to be Macedonian, and possibly
changed the color of the lions from black to red to improve the
consistency of the Macedonia claims to historical use of red and yellow
as national colors of Macedonia and Bulgaria.
NOTE #5 : Evolution of the lion as the emblem of Bulgaria from 1595 :
1595 certified 1675 certified (Fojnica Roll of Arms) 1701 certified
A coin is also attributed to Ivan SHISHMAN, and Hubert Herald notes that it showed a lion rampant, and this was a badge of rank as an Ottoman vassal, which SHISHMAN had accepted in 1373. Hubert Herald speculates that this may have been the prototype for the Bulgarian Lion of the end of the 16° Century. SHISHMAN died in 1395.
WikiMERDIA show the first picture dated 1340 "from the Fojnica roll" here (but that date 1340 is EXTREMELY DUBIOUS) : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Bulgaria
NOTE #6 : About the coat of arms of SOFIA capital city :
1900 very first dezign by Haralampi TACHEV - Notice the central smaller shield SHALL BE RED.
1928 shifted oficialy by addin a scroll bearin the city motto "расте но не старе" that means "Ever Growing, Never Aging" - Notice the central smaller shield SHALL BE RED.
Another one still with the shield IN RED. Found here > www.lifebites.bg/sofia-gerb-izlojenie
One still IN RED. Found here > www.dnevnik.bg/bulgaria/2012/09/26/1913845_fandukova_predlaga_gerbut_na_sofiia_da_se_postavia_i
Still IN RED. Found here > bazar.bg/obiava-13743839/tsarski-znak-gerb-na-sofiia-milosheva-original-ot-kolektsiia
So WHY do WikiMERDIA color it in VIOLET ???? Found here > en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Sofia
Even another variant with an orange lion on a yello shield in WikiMERDIA's German edition !!!! Found here > commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wappen_von_Sofia_in_der_Metro_IMG_1721.jpg
Notice the dezign of WikiMERDIA's lion does NOT look like a lion at all but like some kind of pitiful flayed cat !!!!
Notice I added this section JULY 2018. WikiMERDIA recolored their shield OCTOBER 2018 !!!!
MARKO's project for SOFIA with colors as close as possible to the original dezign from 1900 by Haralampi TACHEV. Notice I preferred to chose light blue for the sky insted of some sad dirty grey !!!! (flag ratio 3:5)
+ 3 BONUS
1868 (Bulgarian nationalist flag - the motto says SLOBODA ILI SMRT = FREEDOM OR DEATH)
1868 ???? Hmmm !!!! Seems to be 1875 insted. I just dont know....
1876 (Bulgarian nationalist flag - April Uprising of 1876 - NA ORUJIYA MILI BRATIYA = TAKE UP ARMS DEAR BROTHERS - seems to be blak not green)
1877 (Bulgarian nationalist flag durin the Russian ocupation)