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Action of Social Democrats of Croatia (Political party, Croatia)

Akcija socijaldemokrata hrvatske - ASH

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Flag of ASH - Image by Željko Heimer, 8 May 2005

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Presentation of ASH

ASH was established on 22 October 1994 in Zagreb, as the legal successor of the Socialist Party of Croatia (Socijalistička stranka Hrvatske), which was founded in 1990 as the Socialist Alliance - Union of Socialist of Croatia (Socijalistički savez - Savez socijalista Hrvatske), established in 1990 by transformation of the Socialist League of Working People of Croatia (Socijalistički savez radnog naroda Hrvatske), the mass-umbrella organization led by the League of Communists of Croatia. Its later name was adopted in 1992.
ASH was lead by Miko Tripalo, one of the foremost leaders of the Croatian Movement in 1971, and afterwards by Silvije Degen. The party obtained 2.89% of the votes in the 1992 general election (4 representatives) and 0.78% of the votes in the 1995 general election (1 representative). The party was disbanded in 2016.

Željko Heimer & Tomislav Todorović, 31 December 2018

Flag of ASH

The flag of ASH is prescribed in the party's Statutes as horizontally divided red-white-blue (1:2:1) with the party's seal in the middle. The party's seal is a white oval outlined in red and blue with the name of the party in black letters along the perimeter and in line in base and the red initials "ASH" in the middle.
The party's flag was often to be seen hoisted on the party's headquarters in Zagreb, Gunduliceva Street.

Željko Heimer, 8 May 2005

Earlier flag of ASH

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Earlier flag of ASH, two versions - Images by Tomislav Todorović, 31 December 2018

The earlier flag of ASH was horizontally divided red-white-blue (1:2:1) with a four-leaved clover made of green, blue, red and yellow heart-shaped leaves; there is a green stem emerging from beween yellow and red leaves. The original party logo from 1990 had a different order of leaves' colors which, beginning from the top left-hand one, were blue, red, green and yellow; the green stem was at the same position, thus emerging from between yellow and green leaves.
The order of leaves' colors, which may look more balanced in a stand-alone emblem, was probably changed in order to look more balanced in center of a red-white-blue flag (note the "counterchanged" overall arrangement of red and blue colors). There seem to have been several other variants during the 1990', as well as their combinations with the emblem used in later party flag.

Željko Heimer & Tomislav Todorović, 31 December 2018