18 October 2016

#1172 Germany

The flag of Germany is a tricolour consisting of three equal horizontal bands displaying the national colours of Germanyblackred, and gold. The flag was first adopted as the national flag of modern Germany in 1919, during the Weimar Republic.

The colours of the modern flag are associated with the republican democracy formed after World War I, and represent German unity and freedom. During the Weimar Republic, the black-red-gold colours were the colours of the democratic, centrist, and republican political parties, as seen in the name of Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold, formed by members of the Social Democratic, the Centre, and the Democratic parties to defend the republic against extremists on the right and left.

Thank you, Olga !

Sent on: October 10, 2016
Received on: October 14, 2016

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