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Savoy (Traditional province, France)


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The cross of Savoy

The origin of the arms of Savoy is the same as for the flag of the Sovereign Order of Malta. These may have been given by the Pope to Amedée of Savoy, when he was sent to fight the Muslims in the eastern part of the Mediterranean sea. A link with the Crusades is also possible.

Pascal Vagnat,, 28 August 1997

This flag appears in the Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart [eba94], #64, with the following caption:

SAVOY (Savoia)
South-East France

Savoy is the geographical origin of the Savoia household which reigned over Italy, but the region was given to France in 1860, and its inhabitants do not consider themselves as Italians. The flag is marginally used by the Ligue Savoisienne, an independentist movement inspired by the Italian Legas, but has no revendicative meaning (it is just an identitary emblem) for most Savoyards.

Ivan Sache, 14 September 1999

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