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Poland Flag Description
The flag of Poland consists of two horizontal bands of equal width – the top band is white and the bottom band is red. The flag has a ratio of 5:8, meaning that the width is 5 units and the length is 8 units.
The history of the Polish flag dates back to the Middle Ages. The white and red colors have been associated with Poland since the 13th century. The exact origin of the colors is not known, but there are several theories. One theory suggests that the colors were derived from the coat of arms of the ruling dynasty at the time, the Piast dynasty. Another theory suggests that the colors were inspired by the white eagle, which is a national symbol of Poland.
The flag gained official recognition as the national flag of Poland in 1919, after Poland regained its independence following World War I. However, the white and red colors had been used by Polish military and political organizations during the 19th century as a symbol of resistance against foreign rule.
During World War II, when Poland was occupied by Nazi Germany, the Polish flag was banned and replaced with the flag of the German Reich. However, the Polish resistance continued to use the white and red colors as a symbol of their fight for freedom.
After the war, Poland became a communist state under Soviet influence. The flag remained the same, but the communist regime added a coat of arms to the flag. The coat of arms featured a hammer and sickle, symbolizing the alliance between the working class and the peasantry.
In 1989, communism collapsed in Poland and the country transitioned to a democratic system. The coat of arms was removed from the flag, restoring it to its original design of two horizontal bands of white and red.
Today, the flag of Poland is a symbol of national pride and unity. It is flown on public buildings, private residences, and during national holidays and events. The white color represents purity and innocence, while the red color symbolizes bravery and valor. The flag is also used by Polish communities around the world to express their Polish heritage and identity.