The modern flag of Vietnam and its historical variants
Vietnam is a country that is very close toChina, in addition, many regions have long been European colonies. But still, this is an original state with its own national symbolism. What flag and coat of arms do the Vietnamese use? What are theirvalue?
History and meaning of the modern flag
The main state symbol is usedVietnamese since November 30, 1955. Initially, the flag of Vietnam, photos and images of which can be seen today, was used by the Democratic Republic, located in the northern part of the country. The ratio of width to length of the panel is two to three. A similar image was used already in 1945, but ten years later the outlines of the star changed somewhat. Since 1976, the Democratic Republic has united with South Vietnam and the old cloth has already been used as a general symbol of the socialist republic. Changes in its appearance were not introduced then, later there were no innovations, so the modern version does not differ from what was adopted in the 70's. The flag of Vietnam at the moment looks like a red canvas with a large golden yellow five-pointed star. The choice of such color for the basis is intended to express the victory of communism in the revolution, in this the symbol is similar toChinese. The flag of Vietnam symbolizes the leadership of the party with its golden star, and the five ends express the unity of workers, peasants, soldiers, youth and intelligentsia. All these classes have rallied to work together for the benefit of the state.
From 1890 to 1920 the flag of Vietnam was aYellow leaf with three horizontal red stripes, located in the center. Initially, this flag belonged to the ruling dynasty of the state. From 1948 to 1975, this symbol was still enjoyed by the southern part of Vietnam. The northern part of the state from 1920 to the formation of the Democratic Republic in 1945 also used the symbolism of the Nguyen dynasty, but in a slightly different form. Therefore, the Vietnamese flag of that period is a yellow canvas with a wide red band, located horizontally in the center. In addition, from 1969 to 1976 in South Vietnam was in progress pro-communist flag of the rulingparty, consisting of two identical in size horizontal bands, red on top and blue from below, against which there was a large yellow star.
In red and gold colors not only the flagVietnam. The same color scheme is used in the state arms of the country. In its center is a golden five-pointed star, which, like on the flag, symbolizes the unity of the five classes that jointly create the welfare of the state. The red background is a symbol of revolution. The border of the emblem is the image of a field, entirely sown with grain crops. In the lower central part are the gear and the stalks of rice. They are symbols of a close union of peasants and workers. It is assumed that this emblem was developed taking into account the projects of symbolism of the People's Democratic Republic of China.