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by Calvin Paige Herring
Socialist Romania had three different national flags which differed in the details of the arms which appeared on the central yellow stripe:
NIck Kariyasu, 26 March 1998
The second version was adopted in September 1952, 'RPR' standing for 'Romanian People's Republic'. The third version was adopted on 21 August 1965. The dexter part of the scroll bears the word 'Republica' and the sinister part 'Socialista' so the complete text reads 'Republica Socialista România' (Socialist Republic of Romania).
Mark Sensen, 27 March 1998
In 1952, a minor change was made in the arms. The red star of Communism was placed at the top of the arms. This change affected all flags that had the arms on them.
Sources: Preben Kannik, The Flag Book
Christian Fogd Pederson, The International Flag Book in Color
Smith, Flags and Arms Across the World
Crampton, The Complete Guide to Flags
Crampton, Flags of the World
Calvin Paige Herring, 1998-MAY-05
by Jaume Ollé