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Flags of Istria

Below two sugestions for flags from Istria. First is a sugestion for a 1994 flag, when Istria got full republic status within the CSDS.

The second is my sugestion for present-day nationalists from post-CSDS period.

Both flags were inspired in designs from FOTW web-site.

--Pedromoderno 15:15, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

I like them, anyway. Benkarnell 15:28, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Not that I have any objections, but does a goat have any significance in the western Balkans? Misterxeight 00:57, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

FOTW says that the coat of arms dates to when Istria was a Habsburg Crown Land, and the flag takes its colors from the arms. It doesn't explain why a goat, though. Benkarnell 02:51, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

If the colours of the stripes in the second flag are taken from the COA, maybe it would be better if they both had the same shade. --Marc Pasquin 13:52, 3 September 2008 (UTC)
How would it look with the COA and the stripe both in the darker blue? Geoff
Like this ? I prefer the one with the pale blue field, gives a better contrast with the red horns and hooves. --Marc Pasquin 15:34, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
With the fimibriated star.--Marc Pasquin 15:48, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Wow, the fimbriation really does add a lot. Very nice!

And now my sugestion for the coat of arms of the March of Istria (period 1994-1999). I used the goat theme inside the CSDS republics' COA paterns as it is seen at FOIB web-site.

I like it. Benkarnell
By the way, I went with Marc's dark blue with fimbriated star for the March (the dark blue and the fimbriations seemed bold and Communistic), and Marc's light blue stripe and shield for the current nationalists (for reasons stated above). Benkarnell 23:53, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

--Pedromoderno 23:46, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Recent history

(I tried posting this on Conculture, but no one seemed interested.) Since I assembled this article from a lot of "Maybe Istria would be" kinds of posts, nothing in here should be taken as final. In particular, I find it strange that a separatist group would agitate for fifteen years in an oppressive country without ever announcing a declaration of independence. I would like to change the history so that independence was declared in, say, 1998. Istria's autonomy was officially revoked in 1999, and by 2002 the separatists had been driven out of the country and set up a government in exile in Italy. Sound OK? Benkarnell 16:45, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

that could work, but how would it be viewed by the international community and the LoN? BoArthur 20:54, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
My thinking is that nobody would recognize Istria-- why would they? Even Italy wouldn't. But since it's confederated into all those principalities, I imagine the Istrian nationalists would find some prince willing to host them, while the Italian government officially says it does not want to get involved. Benkarnell 21:47, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
I see some non-Italian possibilities. One would be young King Aurel II of Moldova, who might be a tad unstable and fretting under his Regent's thumb. Another would be the new Greek Emperor--he seems to want to make a name for himself. Frankly, the former seems more likely. Just a thought. Zahir 01:38, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Suggestion taken. Benkarnell 01:59, 7 September 2008 (UTC)

This is all new to me... but man, I *dig* it! Dalmatinac

Some of the text actually comes from your posts... but I'm glad you like it :). Benkarnell 13:18, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
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