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The People's Republic constitution new flag on the 30th December 1969.
That flag was more Soviet-inspired but still used the same three colours.
The hammer and hoe were a variation of the hammer and sickle, and the yellow star represented
the leading role of the one legal party. The red was also representing the blood shed by
the anticolonialist fighters. Following the end of the one party regime, a new constitution
went in force on the 10th June 1991. The original flag was restored.
Dov Gutterman, 11 January 1999
The adoption date is 30th December 1969, like the constitution.
The flag, the constitution and the "People's Republic" name went in force 1st January 1970.
The red flag is the mere copy of the PCT (Parti Congolais du travail - Labour Congolese Party) one.
Jean-Francois Blanc, 1 December 1999
by Jaume Ollé
Flag of the Congo Army adopted 1 January 1970. This is a parade flag variation used by the army differing from the national flag only in the name of the country inscribed in the flag in gold.
Jaume Ollé, 8 December 1995