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Azerbaijan: Historical flags, 1917-1918

Last modified: 2002-06-14 by ivan sache
Keywords: azerbaijan | caucasus | crescents: 45 (white) | star: 8 points (white) | stars: 45 (white) | baku | musavat | dictatorship of central caspian |
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[First national flag of Azerbaijan]by Ivan Sache

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First national flag of Azerbaijan

Znamierowski [zna00] shows as the first national flag of Azerbaijan a 2:3 flag, with the crescent and star shifted to the hoist instead of centered. He says that the main elements of the current flag were inspired by the 1917-20 one, implicitely stating that there are some differences between both flags.

Ivan Sache, 12 March 2001

Here I do not trust Znamierowski's book. Flag Bulletin [tfb] VIII:3, Summer 1969 was about "Flags of non-Russian peoples under Soviet rule" by Prof. W. Trembicky gives slightly different information.: the crescent overlapped into the upper and lower stripe.

Ralf Stelter, 12 March 2001

Federalist flag (1917)

[Azerbaijani Federalist flag 1917]by Jaume Ollé

In 1917 the Federalist Party in Azerbaijan led the people's struggle for autonomy. The flag of the federalist movement was a horizontal triband of white, red and green (the two last colors reversed of the Bulgarian colors).

Jaume Ollé, 02 November 1996

Musavat flag (1917)

[Azerbaijani Musavat flag 1917]by Jaume Ollé

The Musavat Party adopted at first a light blue flag covered by 45 crescents and stars (the crescent pointed toward the hoist), in seven lines of 6,7,6,7,6,7,6 white crescent and stars but shortly adopted a new flag, blue, red and green horizontal with a white crescent and star in the center, that was similar to the first national flag.

Jaume Ollé, 02 November 1996

Baku Soviet Commune flag (1918)

[Baku Soviet Commune flag 1918]by Jaume Ollé

The Soviets proclaimed in Baku (8 May 1918) a short lived Baku Commune. The flag of the Commune was red with a large inscription in yellow.

Jaume Ollé, 2 November 1996

Dictatorship of Central Caspian flag (1918)

[Diktatura Tzentrokaspia flag 1918]by Jaume Ollé

The commune was defeated, but a few weeks later, (14 August 1918) the unionists and other radicals proclaimed a State named "Dictatorship of Central Caspian" (Diktatura Tzentrokaspia) and adopted a light blue flag with a central horizontal red stripe. This state was suppressed after a few weeks, too.

Jaume Ollé, 2 November 1996

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