During the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939, the Polish Army, Navy and Airforce used little to no red or white on their uniforms, as you can see below. To prevent the Polish Navy from the incorrectly using it, a Polish Eagle was placed in the middle of the white stripe to show which way is up clearly. For disposal,it must be ripped in half, separating the colours, and then burned. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted and determine whether to revise the article. Britannica is the ultimate student resource for key school subjects like history, government, literature, and more. Poland and United States two flags together relations textile…

Care should be taken to prevent the flag from touching the ground, floor or water beneath it. It should be also secured from being torn off or falling to the ground and it should not be flown outdoors during a heavy rain, blizzard or very strong wind. When no longer in a fit condition to be used, it should be disposed of in a dignified manner, preferably by cutting it in half so as to separate the colours and then, burning. In practice, however, the restriction is often ignored and the two flags, with and without the coat of arms, are treated as interchangeable. The variant with the coat of arms is particularly often used by the Polonia, or Polish diaspora outside Poland, especially in the United States. That restriction and kind of state monopoly on the use of national symbols during the Communist regime made flying the polish flag a symbol of resistance against the government.

The Coat of Arms Act says thateveryone can use Poland’s flag as long as it’s done respectfully. Interestingly,the ability to use the national colours and fly the Polish flag outside of a holiday was only made legal in 2004. It’s worth noting, though, that before 2004, this law wasn’t enforced all that much.

Political instability gradually undermined the state and by the middle of the eighteenth century the Commonwealth was a prey to its increasingly powerful neighbors. The independence of Poland was extinguished in the second half of the eighteenth century by Prussia, Austria and Russia in a series of three territorial partitions. The various flags of the Commonwealth were striped red-white red, charged with a quartering of the arms of Poland and Lithuania. The National Cockade Act of 1831 did not specify the shade of red, for which it was criticised by Joachim Lelewel, nor did the Coat of Arms and National Colours Act of 1919. The shade of red was first legally specified by a presidential decree of 13 December 1927 which stipulated that the official shade was vermilion.

The national flag of Poland is simple in design but still strikes a certain level of pride for many Polish citizens all over the world. Poland has a national holiday for the flag – Flag Day, May 2nd, is a holiday set aside to celebrate the raising of the red and white flag in Berlin after the battle of Berlin. Grunge brush blot isolated on grey background vector illustration.

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