Portuguese colonial flags

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Mangerona
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Portuguese colonial flags

Postby Mangerona » 17 Mar 2009 00:47

Here are the flags of the XX century portuguese empire:
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The mozambican (or East Portuguese Africa) colonial flag.

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Cape Verde colonial flag.

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East Timor colonial flag

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The Sao Tome and Principe colonial flag.

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Angola Colonial flag. This one is quite interesting, with the animals.

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Guinea-Bissau colonial flag.

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Macau State flag, the last redoubt of the portuguese colonial empire.

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And, last but not the least, the Portuguese State of India
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Leonardo Piccioni
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Re: Portuguese colonial flags

Postby Leonardo Piccioni » 11 Apr 2012 19:07

Technically, they're only proposal flags, since they never became in official use.
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Re: Portuguese colonial flags

Postby Marcus Wendel » 13 Apr 2012 18:39

:welcome:

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Re: Portuguese colonial flags

Postby Leonardo Piccioni » 17 Apr 2012 05:08

Thank you, Marcus!
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Re: Portuguese colonial flags

Postby GoldenWest » 10 Feb 2013 11:43

Shame these weren't officially adopted. I liked them

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Re: Portuguese colonial flags

Postby Smertios » 11 Feb 2013 13:07

To be honest, I was never the biggest fan of these flags. They are too European, and hardly show any Africa characteristics at all.

And well, I'm not a big fan of the Portuguese flag either. The traditional colors of Portugal have always been white and blue. In 1910, they decided to change the colors to that of the Republican party, because of the regime change. But that didn't come without a huge fight. There was an entire flag debate going on for several years, with some people defending the blue-white flag, and other defending the red-green one.

I always felt that the blue and white flag looked better, and 800 years of symbolism are hard to ignore, just like that. This is a common proposal for change, that is seen all over the web:
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And I also made one, inspired by the flag of Brazil, which looked good, but I doubt the Portuguese would enjoy that connection:
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Re: Portuguese colonial flags

Postby South » 17 Feb 2013 11:17

Good morning Mangerona,

Great pictures !

Does Port. State of India = Goa ?

At a government office at Macau, Port. China, I picked up a visa requirements pamplet with the Goa section reading something like = currently under military occupation =. Still have the pamplet somewhere here.

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Bob

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Re: Portuguese colonial flags

Postby Leonardo Piccioni » 17 Feb 2013 15:29

Portuguese India were, basically, Goa, and Daman and Diu, although many times they were collectively referred as "Goa". Before 1961, it also included Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
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