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by Zeljko Heimer
Macedonia (People's Republic of, until 1963, later Socialist
Republic until 1991) used a red flag with a yellow outlined star in
upper hoist corner. The size of the star varied. Officially it was
much smaller than the stars on other flags of Republics, but usually
- when displayed together with the rest of them - was enlarged on
this size. Sometimes the star was put in the middle, but that was
This flag was adopted on 31 December 1946, and replaced with the Vergina sun flag in 1991.
Zeljko Heimer, 1 April 1996
After independance in 1992 Macedonia retained the coat of arms adopted in 1946 (by the Act on the Coat of Arms of the People's Republic of Macedonia, adopted by the People's Assembly of the People's Republic of Macedonia on its second extraordinary session held on July 27, 1946, later on altered by article 8 of the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia). as the emblem of the People's Republic of Macedonia within Yugoslavia. A new law is to be proclaimed.
The coat of arms is described this way:
The coat-of-arms is composed by a double bent garland of ears of wheat, tobacco and poppy, tied by a ribbon with the pattern of a traditional costume. In the centre of such a circular room there are mountains, rivers, lakes and the sun; where the ears join there's a red five-pointed star. All this represents 'the richness of our country, the struggle and the freedom'.
Source: Limes 3/95
Giuseppe Bottasini, 28 August 1995