Friday, November 24, 2017

Flags of the World | Hungary

This horizontal tricolour of red, white and green has been the official flag of Hungary since May 23, 1957. Prior to this version, the flag of the Hungarian People's Republic, used between 1949–1956, was in use, bearing the Communist Rákosi coat of arms.

During the anti-Soviet uprising in 1956, revolutionaries cut out the Stalinist emblem and used the resulting tricolour with a hole in the middle as the symbol of the revolution. In 1957, during the Stalinist restoration after the revolution was defeated by the Soviet Red Army, the new government created a "new" coat of arms, which however was never officially put onto the flag.


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