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On 30 June 1911, less than a year after the downfall of the constitutional monarchy, this design the flag of Portugal was officially adopted for the new national flag of the First Portuguese Republic, after selection by a special commission whose members included Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, João Chagas and Abel Botelho. The conjugation of the new field colours, especially the use of green, was not traditional in the Portuguese national flag's composition and represented a radical republican-inspired change that broke the bond with the former monarchical flag. These colours were popularly propagandised as representing the hope of the nation (green) and the blood (red) of those who died defending it, as a means to endow them with a more patriotic and dignified, therefore less political, sentiment.

Details

  • Title: Flag of Portugal
  • Creator: freepik
  • Date Created: 21th Century
  • Location Created: Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: h 23 w 34 cm
  • Type: Photography
  • Rights: freepik
  • Medium: Photography

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