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Republic of Egypt (1972-1984)

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[Flag of Egypt 1972-1984]by Zeljko Heimer

Red over white over black flag with the golden hawk Quarish. Officially hoisted 01 January 1972. On 04 October1984 the hawk was replaced with an eagle. Before 1972 the flag with two green stars was used.
Zeljko Heimer, 29 July 1996

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The emblem

Emblemby Dave Martucci

The text in the ribbon reads Ittihad al-Jumhuriyya al-'Arabiyya, 'The Union of the Arab Republics - a name reminiscent of al-Jumhuriyya al-'Arabiyya al-Muttahida, 'The United Arab Republic'. Apparently, this name lingered on even after 1972 when the UAR was suppressed.
The text below the ribbon reads Jumhuriyyah Misr al-'Arabiyya, 'The Arab Republic of Egypt".

Herman de Leeuw, 24 August 2001

Naval ensign

[Naval ensign 1972-1984]by Calvin Page Herring

President's flag

[President's flag 1972-1984]by Calvin Page Herring

The flag merely took the arms from the center of the flag and placed them in the canton on the red stripe (Smith, 1975) [smi75c].

Calvin Page Herring, 11 August 1998

Army flag

[Army flag 1972-1984]by Calvin Page Herring

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