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Poland Flag

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Our digitally printed Poland flags are produced to a high quality, durable knitted polyester. Made to the Flag Institute approved design, by us here in the UK. Each flag is hand finished with a double sewn hem for durability, and a headband, rope and toggle suitable for attachment to any standard flagpole.

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History of the Poland Flag

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History of the Poland Flag

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Trivia
The polish flag is similar to both flag of Monaco and the Flag of Indonesia. The difference being the red and white are flipped.
Technical Specifications
Adopted1919
Proportion5:8
DesignA bicolour with an upper white half and a lower red half.
ColoursPMS - Red: 199 C
CMYK - Red: 13% Cyan, 100% Magenta, 75% Yellow, 2% Black
Brief History

In 1138 the Kingdom of Poland was divided into a number of duchies. But by 1320 it was united again under King Wladyslaw “Elbow-high”. His banner, the Eagle of Wladyslaw, became a national symbol from then on.

In 1569, the Commonwealth of Poland instated the country of Lithuania as an autonomous grand duchy in personal union through the Polish King. The flags, which represented the new commonwealth, incorporated the eagle of Poland, and the mounted knight of Lithuania.

In the last years of the 18th Century, the leaders of Russia, Austria and Prussia collaborated to dissolve the Polish-Lithuanian identity in a campaign of conquest and historical revisionism. Throughout much of the 19th Century, Poland and Lithuania existed only as memories, and in the actions of its patriots who strove to revive Polish-Lithuanian sovereignty.

At the end of the First World War, German control in the western Polish-Lithuanian region was broken and the Bolshevik Revolution crippled Russian power in the eastern parts of the region. Poland was no longer under foreign rule and existed as nation state again.

It introduced the Flag of Poland and the Polish Coat of Arms.

The invasion of Poland in 1939 and its defense pact with Britain sparked off the Second World War.

The Nazis and Soviets initially shared control of Russia between them, until the non-aggression pact was violated.

By the war’s end, Poland was under Soviet control. It was not made a Soviet Socialist Republic and maintained a veneer of independence.

At this time, the flag of Poland remained as it was, but the coat of arms was amended to remove the crown, a symbol of monarchy that the communists despised.

Through the winter of 1989, and the first months of 1990, communism in Poland collapsed. The coat of arms was once again changed, its crown reinstated.

Other Flags of Poland

The state flag of Poland bears the coat of arms in the upper half and is legally approved for use by merchants and civilian flight services.

The Polish war ensign is similar, but tailed.

The naval jack depicts the arm of a swordsman on a colour-inverting cross.

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