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Flag of Istalia
Italia
Names L'Orgogliosa
Use National and Civil flag
Proportion 11:18
Adopted 2233
Design A horizontal tricolor (green, white and red) with the emblem of the Republic in the middle of two other tiny blu stripes bordering the white band
Designer n/a

The current flag of Istalia, or flag of the Istalian Republic, became the national flag of the Country in 2233 when was founded the istalian Quanzarian Republic (became officialy Istalian Republic in 2263) and the colors are those associated to Istalia and istalians which derived from the flag of the Istalian Kingdom, symbol of the fight and the resistance against the Quanzarian invaders.


Description of the flagEdit

The flag is a horizontal tricolour of, from above to below, green, white and red. The central white band, larger than the others, is bordered by two thinner blue stripes slightly separated from the green and red bands. In the center of the white band there is the emblem of the Istalian Republic, flanked on the right and left by two blue triangles while two white triangles insist on the blue stripes above and below the coat. These colors were already used into the flag of the Kingdom of Istalia and were adopted by the istalian republics for their importance for the istalian history and culture.

The ColorsEdit

The green is the color of the shores of the peninsula Sarrentina seen by the Kingdom of Istalia which at the time controlled only the island of Alaria, it represents the hope the istalians had to retake the lost territories and reunify the fatherland but also the fertility of the lush istalian lands; the white is the color of the purity, indicating how the cause of istalian fighters was noble, righteous and sinless but it is also the local traditional color of the Hosianism, the istalian most diffused religion in contrast with the ahmadi faith of the quanzari invaders and which during the struggles against them was an important unifying and representative element of the Istalian population; the red finally represent the blood shed by istalian people and its martyrs under the foreign oppression and during the fight to drive out the foreign occupant.
The blue, instead, represents the istalians and is associated to the nation and its people and derives from the Nacosia House banner, color used also in the flag of the Kingdom of Istalia and often seen as banner of organizations focused at the time to drive out the Quanzars and to unify the istalian people. The two stripes above and below the emblem indicates that the Republic is born and is supported by the istalian people (lower stripe) but also that it is subjected to the will of the istalian people (upper stripe).
Finally, the four triangles that surround the emblem represent the ancient four Istalian Kingdoms, last indipendent istalian political entities before the quanzari invasions, which fought strenuously to resist to the foreign oppressor and of which the istalian republic considerS itself as their heir.

The EmblemEdit

The Emblem of the Istalian Republic was introduced togheter with the National flag and was designed to represent the hopes of the nation for the new istalian, republican and democratic regime and the principles which shall steer its actions and policies.
It comprises a white five-pointed star, with a thin red border, superimposed upon a five-spoked cogwheel, standing between an olive branch to the dexter side and an oak branch to the sinister side; the branches are in turn bound together by a red ribbon with the inscription REPVBBLICA ISTALIANA in white capital letters.
The red-bordered white star is a representation of the Istalian Democracy, because, after the fall of the Emirate, the first republican and democratic regime established in Istalia was the Union of Quanzari Soviets, whose flag had a white star among two olive branchs, symbol of the peace.
The five-spoked cogwheel represent the faith in the great spirit of civilization and progress, in opposition to the traditionalist, reactionary and illiberal values of the previous Emirate but in general of all the anti-democratic forces which want undermine the liberty of the people.
Finally, both oak and olive trees are characteristic of the Istalian landscape but they also represent, respectively, the strength and dignity of the Italian people and the Istalia's desire for peace, both harmony at home and brotherhood abroad.
Elements of the emblem, such as its industrial symbolism and the star, are also clearly influenced by socialist heraldry which had great prominence during the Union of Quanzari Soviets which despite was in effect a quite plural democracy were first of all a socialist republic.


Other flags used in IstaliaEdit

Flag of the Istalian KingdomEdit

Regnoistalia

Flag of the Kingdom of Istalia

This was the official flag of the Kingdom of Istalia and was adopted in 1849 by the recently established Parliament of the Kingdom of Istalia which replaced the previous Royal Banner. The traditional blue banner of the reigning Nacosia House was flanked by two vertical red bands representing the people, the veritable life blood of the country. In the middle remained the five-armed cildanian asterix which was the badge of the Saint Matthias Order, the highest dynastic order of the Kings of Istalia. The colors of the Saint Matthias badge inspired the national istalian colors, given the fact that the Order was instituted by Arthur Gabriel I, second King of Istalia, to reward those who have exceptionally contributed to the reunification cause.


Last flag of the EmirateEdit

Qemirate

Flag of the Emirate of Quanzar

The last flag of the Emirate of Quanzar was adopted in 2098 to replace the old flag, used until 1934 as official flag of the Quanzar Empire. It was adopted by the NeoSocialist Government after the democratic transition of the end of XXI century, and was created as a conciliatory flag, unifing symbols of the Emirate and its Dynasty and of the new democratic, peaceful and internationalistic values adopted by the democratic government.
The flag abbandoned the classic black banner, too much linked with ahmadi religious values, a sensible issue during the first democratic years of the Emirate, and instead was adopted a pacific white background with the upper and lower borders painted red, described during its presentation as follow:

It will have the upper and lower borders painted red, from the blood and the courage of the men who fought anywhere in this world for their rights. It will have three simbols in its center. The Emirate hawk on the upper left, the Peace Olive tree in the upper right and the symbol of the secular power in the lower center. The Simbol of the secular power shall represent the three branches of the state, united by the ring of the will of the people.

The symbolism so was very important for this flag as explained: the hawk was the historical dynastic symbol of the Emirate, the Quanzar's Hawk; the Peace Olive tree symbolized the committment of the new democratic regime to promote peaceful international relationships and to promote understanding and harmony inside the nation; the Fleur-De-Lis represented the veritable symbol of the new democratic regime introduced in Quanzar.


Flag of the Union of Quanzari SovietsEdit

Quanz

Flag of the Union of Quanzari Soviets

This is the flag adopted in 2114 by the newly established Union of Quanzari Soviets which has been described with these words:

The new flag shall be a red field defaced with a white five-pointed star inside a laurel wreath. The red field symbolises the effort of the Quanzari people for progress and recognises the suffering of our past. The star represents the five regions that make up the country. The laurel wreath and the white colour symbolises our commitment to peace and security. Using red and white also acknowledges our previous national flag.

Despite there were no mentions to the socialist values, the red field of the flag was clearly used to indicate the adherence of the country to the socialist principles, especially on the economic side, as explained with these words during the debate following the presentation of the flag:

The Flag has to represent the future Union of Soviets, yet the name is not related to ideology, communism in Quanzar is helded dearly but so is pluralism, but it's related to our economical system


Royal Union of QuanzarEdit

QuanzarRoyal

Flag of the Royal Union of Quanzar

This flag was the vessil of the Order of the Golden Crown and was adopted on August 1st, 2685 when the Royal Union of Quanzar was formally declared by the House of Hessex at the end of the First Istalian Republic. The two heads and crowns of the eagle represent Alaria on the right and the Sarrentina Peninsula on the left, respectively. The larger crown in the middle represents the dominion of the Order of Golden Crown on the refounded Quanzarian lands, and so the Royal Union of Quanzar under the House of Hessex. The emblem in the center of the man slaying a serpent is the family seal of the House of Hessex. The scepter and the orb are two symbols of kingly power, and the golden field represents the opulence of the monarchy.


Istalia articles
History of Istalia Qedarite Migrations | Qolshamih | Colonies in Antiquity | Augustan Empire | Ahmadi Caliphate | Emirate of Great Quanzar | Kingdom of Istalia | Quanzar | Union of Quanzari Soviets | Deltarian-Quanzari Conflict | Modern and Contemporary History | Istalian Civil War, 4044–4045 | Istalian Protectorate of the Kalopian Free State of Mossavi
Geography of Istalia Regions of Istalia | Majatra | Sarrentina Peninsula | Alaria | Romula | Quattroregni Palace | Palace of the Republic | National Memorial Mausoleum of Alessandro Senna | Palace of Villareale | Palace of Parliament | Farhat al-Amir Palace | Royal Palace of Haxons
Regions of Istalia Mezzodiurno | Padagna | Sarregna | Silicia | Trivendito
Demographics Istalians | Istalian language
Religions: Aurorian Hosianism | Israi Ahmadism
Culture Flags of Istalia | Istalian National Anthem
Politics & Government President of Istalia | Prime Minister of Istalia | Council of Minister | Parliament of Istalia | Judiciary of Istalia | List of Presidents of the Istalian Republic | List of Prime Ministers and Cabinets of the Istalian Republic | Political parties in Istalia
Defense Armed Forces of Istalia | Istalian Army | Istalian Navy | Istalian Air Force | Ranks, insignia and uniforms of the Armed Forces of Istalia | Intelligence and Security Services of the Istalian Republic | Agency for the External Intelligence and Security of the Republic (Istalia) | Agency for Internal Information and Security of the Republic (Istalia)
People People of Istalia | Alessandro Senna | Antonio Battisti | Gianluigi Rosso | Lorenzo Verhoeven | Luigi Bossi | Roberto Cappato | Vittorio Albertini
Economy of Istalia Corporations in Istalia | Enist | Leonardi | HAWS | Hasan-Mariani Holding & Investement Group | Oliverdi | OTO Al-Mehara Armamenti | PMI Media Group | Umana Servizi | MajAir

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