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Flag Proposals 1919-1933 (Germany)

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During the whole period of the republic, there was considerable dispute about the flag: the pro-republican parties (especially the Social Democrats) supporting the black-red-gold, while the right wing parties (including the monarchists and the Nazis) urging a reversion to the black-white-red. The Nazis especially were very strongly opposed to the black-red-gold referring to it as black-red-mustard, or worse black-red-chicken s---. When in 1933, the Nazis took power, they altered virtually all the country's flags.
Norman Martin, 1998

Dreyhaupt 2000 [drh00] shows 32 flags and a coat-of-arms with the caption Der Kampf um die richtige Flagge. Seem to be proposals (1870, 1920, 1926) by E. Wolf, M. Eimer, Neubecker and others (including some unknown).
Jaume Ollé, 24 Jan 2001

Der Kampf um die richtige Flagge meaning "the struggle about [what should be] the correct (or appropriate) flag".
Santiago Dotor, 25 Jan 2001

The German flag quarrel of the 1920ies produced a vast amount of proposals for an Einheitsflagge or unity flag. First I want to consider proposals, that showed only designs for the basic pattern flag, that would have been used as national flag and civil ensign, if adopted (C**/C**). A second part contains four whole sets of flag proposals, including war ensign, state flag and so on. In a third part some flags from a caricature will be shown.

M. Schmöger, 25 Feb 2002

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