Pan-Slavic colours

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The Pan-Slavic colours, red, blue and white, are colours used on the flags of most Slavic states and peoples. Their use symbolizes the common origin of the Slavic peoples.


Flag of Croatia

Flag of the
Czech Republic

Flag of Russia

Flag of Serbia

Flag of Serbia and Montenegro

Flag of Slovakia

Flag of Slovenia
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Flag of Sorbs
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National flag of all Slavs approved on the Pan-Slav convention in Prague in 1848

The origin of these colors is in the Pan-Slavic movement of the 19th century Europe.

The flag of Bulgaria also originated from the same Pan-Slavic colours, but the blue was replaced with green, because Bulgaria was developed as an agricultural country after its independence in 1878. The flag of Eastern Rumelia, a former Turkish province now part of Bulgaria, also consisted of the same colours.

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One of Polish flags used during the January Uprising

The flag of Montenegro also used to consist of the same colours (in the same order as in the flag of Serbia, but with a brighter hue of blue) until it was changed in 2004.

These three colours are, without the same symbolism, also used on the flags of many non-Slavic nations, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.

See also

nl:Pan-Slavische kleuren

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