Page created: 2nd July 2001|
Last updated: 29th January 2005
The FAME is site devoted to systematic and scientific study of flags and coats of arms. Such symbols often bear strong political and other messages. Inclusion of those symbols here does not mean that the author support or approve the ideas they may stand for.
With the proclamation of independence from Yugoslavia B&H rejected the socialist attribue from the name and soon adopted a new flag. The state fell into bloody war, and the new flag was soon only recognized by the central government in Sarajevo that only claimed legitimate sucession of the whole Republic. This resulted, of course, in strong rejection of this symbol by Croats and Serbs of B&H. After the Dayton Agreement in 1995 the flag bacame obsolete, but was still used when there was such need until the new flag was adopted in 1998. With this the fleur-de-lis flag was adopted by Bosniaks as their flag.
The coat of arms of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina adopted in 1992 is the coat of arms of the dynasty of KotromaniŠ, the bosnian king Tvrtko I and his sucsessors. The coat of arms is set in the middle of a white flag.
Often used variant had differently achieved border around the coat of arms.