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This very dezign is the 1828 civil ensign version of the Greek. It was finally adopted as the national flag on 18 August 1970. The original 1822 Greek flag was blue with a white cross but both versions were used durin the whole 20° century. The flag first appear in 1770 in the struggle against the Ottoman Empire but the colors were reversed. The 9 stripes are said to represent the 9 sylabes of the liberation slogan : "Elentheria o Thanatos" (Freedom or Death). The present pattern was adopted on 22 DECEMBER 1978.
capital : ATHINAI
1978 (1970 flag readopted - good old simple & historical ratio 2:3 insted of idiot ratio 7:12 and "night blue" shade turned into a "mid blue" closer to the 1822 flag)
1975 (1924 republican flag readopted)
1973 (republic restored but 1970 flag kept)
1970 (monarkist flag replaced by the civil ensign as the only new national flag) (great idea because the design is really cute but idiot ratio 7:12 insted of 2:3 & "night blue" shade)
1967 (fuckin Regime of the Colonels - monarkist flag kept)
(king George 2 of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, then civil
fascist 1941 (Germany)
1935 (monarky) (king George 2 of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg)
1863 (king George 1 of
1833 (king Otto Friedrich Ludwig von Wittelsbach) + 1833 (civil ensign and oficial alternate national flag)
1822 (independence only 1830) (monarky)
colonial 1453 (Ottoman Empire)
1261 (Byzantine Empire restored)
1204 (Latin Empire)
395 (Byzantine Empire) Basileus Basileon Basileuon Basileusin = king of kings, ruling over kings
colonial 146 BC (Roman Empire)
360 BC (Empire of Filip Of Macedonia, then of Alexander The Great) (Macedonian emblem known as Sun Of Virgina - no flag is known to have been used)
A LONG TIME BEFORE !!!!
13 REGIONS + 1 AUTONOMOUS STATE :
DYTIKI MAKEDONIA IONIOI NISOI IPEIROS
+ 12 FLAGZ FROM THE 1821 WAR OF INDEPENDENCE :1769 (This flag was first uzed during the 1769 uprizing against Turx. It was uzed again durin the Greek War of Independence in 1821.)
ATHANASIOS DIAKOS MANI PENINSULA SACRED BAND
+ 19 HISTORICAL FLAGZ :
+ 2 BONUS FLAGZ :
AS USUAL WIKIMERDIA IS JUST SHIT :
Quotation of the excellent Italian vexilolog Roberto BRESCHI :
"La bandiera è spesso rappresentata erroneamente senza la bordura rossa, che in realtà fu presente fin dall'inizio, su tre o quattro lati."
Check it out here about IONIAN ISLANDS 1800 : www.rbvex.it/jonioetc.html
and here (Ben CAHOON's site) abouth both flagz : www.worldstatesmen.org/Greece.html
THE ONLY MAKEDONIA IS GREEK.