Last modified: 2001-10-24 by zeljko heimer
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by Zeljko Heimer
by Ivan SarajcicDuring the rule of Bokassa the national flag was unaltered. There was, however, an Imperial Flag. This was green, with a 20-pointed gold star in the middle upon which was an eagle with spread wings (also gold).
As it is hinted by Smith 1982, it seems that Bokassa took his emblem referring to the eagle of Napoleon Bonaparte, who seems have been his "idol".
Zeljko Heimer, 12 May 1999