slavery unit : € tongue : Latvian 2000000 idiot monkeys on 64589 km˛
puke sects : X 80% pagan + other 20%
Accordin to the legend the flag was first seen at a battle in 1280. As it loox a lot like Austria its own legend is also very close. The leader of a Latvian tribe was injured in a battle & the part of the sheet he was lyin remained white thou the rest of it got red with blood. Now + seriously the colors are taken from the flag of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia in 1561 but rearanged. A very first version was chosen in 1918 but as the flag was too close to Austria, the 3 equal bands were changed in 1920. The present pattern was adopted in 1920 durin a short time of independence till 1940 when the country was annexed by the Soviet Union. The flag was restored on 29 FEBRUARY 1990.
capital : RIGA
1990 (independence only 1991) naval ensign MARKO's
+ cute project !!
fascist 1955 (hammer & sickle redezigned)
fascist 1944 (Latvijas Padomju Sociālistiskā Republika - USSR)
fascist 1941 (Germany)
Republika - USSR)
1920 (independence after the Latvian War of Independence of 1918-1920)
fascist December 1918 (Latvijas Sociālistiskā Padomju Republika / Latvian Socialist Soviet Republic)
November 1918 (independence)
September 1918 (United Baltic Duchy - pro German independent new State claimed but not acknoledged)
April 1918 (Baltic State proclaimed by the Baltic Germans tryin to create a pro German State - never recognized)
1915-1918 (ocupied by Germany)
colonial 1858 (Russia)
+ colonial 1795-1918 (Duchy of Courland and Semigallia anexed to Russia becomes Governorate of Courland within the Russian Empire)
colonial 1721-1918 (Swedish Livonia is anexed to Russia and becomes Governorate of Livonia within the Russian Empire)
colonial 1621-1795 (Duchy of Courland and Semigallia - Sweden) / colonial 1621-1721 (Lituanian Duchy of Livonia becomes Swedish Livonia - Sweden)
1561 (Duchy of Courland and Semigallia - vassal of Lituania) / 1561 (Principality then Duchy of Livonia - personal union with Lituania)
1413 (Terra Mariana or Old Livonia)
or variant 1237 (State of the Teutonic Order)
1204 (Livonian Brothers Of The Sword)
an interestin link here : www.imperialteutonicorder.com/id43.html
+ 4 REGIONAL FLAGZ :
KURZEME / COURLAND historical region LATGALE / LIVONIA historical region
VIDZEME / VIDUMO historical region ZEMGALE / SEMIGALIA historical region
+ Some stuf about Latvia coat of arms. Indeed : it is said the 3 stars above the shield stand for the 3 historical regions. THREE. But below the sun theres only 2 displayed. TWO. Yet there were 4 historical regions. FOUR.
NOT LOGICAL AT ALL. +OVER the half upper part of the shield displays a
risin sun on a blue sky.... but, actualy, we just DO NOT KNOW why !!!!
So I tried somethin in order to get some logical
shield. I cant say it's terrific.... but, at least, it's LOGICAL !!!!
KURZEME + VIDZEME + ZEMGALE + LATGALE = my project for a new LOGICAL coat of arms
the LOGICAL part I D like to talk about the esthetic way of it all.
Indeed : theres a lack of WARM COLORS. So I turned the white (silver)
grifon on the blue shield into a yello (gold) one. I find it MUCH
So it gives a better project for a new LATVIA coat of arms with 2 WARM colors in order to BALANCE the shield.
RAJONI - Theze 26 districts were abolished in 2010 but their flags look
beautiful and I
refuze to piss off myself dezignin the new 110 municipal (novads) flagz !!!!
+ 9 REPUBLICAN CITIES :