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Movimento Sociale Fiamma Tricolore

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image by M. Schmöger, 10 August 2002



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Overview

image by M. Schmöger, 10 August 2002

MSFT ("Movimento Sociale Fiamma Tricolore"= Social Movement Tricolour Flame www.msifiammatric.it) - When the old MSI transformed itself into the AN in 1994/95, the more radical wing of the party split off and founded the MSFT in January 1995. The leader of the MSFT is Pino Rauti, former MSI leader (1989-1991). In contrast to the AN, the MSFT adheres to a nostalgic fascism, especially in the form of the "Republica Sociale Italiano" di Saló (1943-45). Several groups left the MSFT founding their own small parties, as they disliked the dictatorial leadership of Rauti. In the 2001 elections the MSFT only got 0,4% and 1,0% of the votes (Camera and Senato, respectively); only one senator was elected, however on a list of the "Casa delle libertà".
The MSFT wanted to use the old symbol of the MSI, the tricoloured flame, but there was (or still is?) some legal quarrel with the AN about that. So currently the MSFT uses two modified variants of the "fiamma". The one shows a simplified tricoloured flame together with the inscription "FIAMMA TRICOLORE". The other one shows the flame as part of the first "A" in the inscription "FIAMMA", together with the inscriptions "MOVIMENTO SOCIALE" and "TRICOLORE". The statute at www.msifiammatric.it/statuto1_10.htm describes the second symbol (Art. 2):
"L'emblema del MSFT è momentaneamente costituito della scritta Fiamma nella quale la prima A è coniugata ad una lingua di fuoco verde, bianca e rossa sormontata dalla dicitura Movimento Sociale e con al disotto la dicitura Tricolore il tutto iscritto in un cerchio, fino a quando non sarà definita la vertenza giudiziaria con Alleanza Nazionale. In caso di sentenza positiva per il Movimento Sociale il simbolo tornerà ad essere "una Fiamma Tricolore (verde, bianca e rossa) su base trapezoidale contenente la sigla MSI in giallo-oro su fondo rosso." (The emblem of the MSFT consists at the moment of the inscription Fiamma, in which the first A is linked with a tongue of fire in green, white and red, surmounted by the inscription Movimento Sociale and beneath the inscription Tricolore, the whole inscribed in a circle, as long as the lawsuit with the Alleanza Nazionale has not been settled. In case of a decision positive for the Movimento Sociale the symbol will again be "a tricolored flame (green, white and red) on a trapezoid base containing the abbreviation MSI in golden-yellow on a red field.)
Logo at cedweb.mininterno.it:8890, www.msicivitavecchia.it/logo_fiamma.gif and www.comune.cosenza.it/cs/elettorale/Image21.gif
The second symbol is also used on flags, i.e. in the center, white stripe of the Tricolore. Followers of the party also use variants of the Celtic cross flags, either with white cross on black or with black cross on a white disk on a red field.
The flags can be seen at the foto on the homepage http://www.msifiammatric.it.
M. Schmöger, 10 August 2002

image by Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin and M. Schmöger, 13 October 2010

A black flag with the disc logo of the MSFT was offered for sale at the "specialized" online flag store Mussolini.NET Predappio Tricolore Souvenir as "BANDIERA B6 Movimento Sociale Fiamma Tricolore", with a photo showing the middle of it (no edge visible, not possible to determine the relative size of the disc) and measurements given as 132 x 96 cm.
Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin
, 13 October 2010

The tricolore version is somewhat older and obviously not available anymore, I guess. They have changed their logos and flags frequently, so it is difficult to keep track of them.
M. Schmöger, 19 December 2010

image by M. Schmöger, 27 April 2013

image by M. Schmöger, 27 April 2013

image by M. Schmöger, 27 April 2013

image by M. Schmöger, 27 April 2013

The current symbol has been introduced in 2002. It shows another (more modernized) variant of the tricolour flame, derived from the old MSI symbol; and the shorter version of the party name "Fiamma Tricolore" in black. Although older flag versions are still in use, the mainly used flags show the current logo on differently coloured backgrounds: black [1,2,3], blue [2,3,4,5], green [6,7] and white [8].

Sources:
[1] flag in collection Silvio Mancuso
[2] http://1.bp.blogspot.com/--RpvKxzBmk8/Tx_20-icnII/AAAAAAAAc5I/Pj5r6Pb7fF0/s1600/FM.jpg
[3] http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000kwMK0V4mFk8/s/750/750/AC-Destra-00196.jpg
[4] flag no. 203 in Italian political flags collection Schmöger, from MSFT headquarters
[5] http://www.fiammacanicatti.it/fotofiamma/34.jpg
[6] flag no. 159 in Italian political flags collection Schmöger, from MSFT headquarters
[7] http://www.panorama.it/images/foto/ambasciata-del-brasile-sit-in-a-favore/803483-1/AMBASCIATA-DEL-BRASILE-SIT-IN-A-FAVORE_h_partb.jpg
[8] http://www.fiammacanicatti.it/fotofiamma/08_campagna_elettorale_comunali_2006.JPG

M. Schmöger, 27 April 2013