Flag of Bohemia

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Bohemian flag

The Flag of Bohemia is a historic flag, which now forms part of the design in the modern flag of the Czech Republic. The flag itself, a horizontal bicolour, was based on the colours of the former monarchs of Bohemia.

Use and history[edit]

Arms of the Kingdom of Bohemia

The Bohemian flag was used as the flag of the Czech Republic as part of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic (ČSFR, 1990–1992).[1] The flag was adopted in reaction to the adoption of separate Slovak symbols. In the Czech part of the dualist republic the flag saw much less use than the wider flag of Czechoslovakia, whereas the flag of Slovakia (then without coat of arms and thus identical to flag of the WWII Slovak Republic[2]) was widely used in Slovak part. This difference mirrored prevailing separatist tendencies in the Slovak Republic and federalist tendencies in the Czech Republic. Another problem was the Bohemian flag's similarity to the flag of neighbouring Poland, which the average Czech was far more familiar with.

The flag currently has no legal status and is practically never seen today in the Czech Republic.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Constitutional act on the state symbols of the Czech Republic 67/1990 Coll.
  2. ^ Constitutional act on the name, coat of arms, flag, seal and anthem of the Slovak Republic 50/1990 Coll.

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