Coat o airms o the Republic o Macedonie

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The coat o airms o the Republic o Macedonie is composed o twa curved garlands o sheaves o wheat, tobacco leaves an opium poppy fruits, tied bi a ribbon decoratit wi embroidery o traditional Macedonian folk motifs. In the centre o the ovoid frame are depictit a muntain, a lake an a sunrise.[1] These devices are said tae represent "the richness o oor kintra, oor struggle an oor freedom".

The Macedonian parliament adoptit the proposal tae chynge the kintra’s coat o airms wi 80 votes in favor an 18 against, removin the five-pointit starn. The Naitional Emblem wis modified on 16 November 2009. The Macedonian coat o airms that includit the red starn haed been in uise syne 1946, shortly efter the republic became pairt o the umwhile Socialist Federal Republic o Yugoslavie (SFRY). Wi the recent chynge, the coat o airms is composed o twa curved garlands o wheat sheaves, tobacco leaves an opium poppy fruits, tied bi a ribbon decoratit wi embroidery o traditional Macedonian folk motifs. A lake, a muntain, an a sunrise are depictit in the centre o the ovoid frame.

The whole composition an design is based upon the pattern o the coat o airms o the SFR Yugoslavie and does no hae ony ruits in the historical heraldic coats o airms o Macedonie. Besides the emblem o Belaroushie, the device o the Republic o Macedonie is ane o the few remainin in Europe tae still employ socialist imagery an stylistics.

The features of the naitional coat o airms contain a risin sun which seembolizes freedom, the Šar Muntains[2] with its peak named Ljuboten[2] or Munt Korab[3] an the river Vardar,[2][3] wi Lake Ohrid. The emblem an aa contains opium poppy fruits; this poppy wis brought tae Macedonie bi the Ottoman Empire in the first hauf o 19t century.[4]

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  1. A quotation from the 8th Article of the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia The emblem is framed bi a garland o ears o wheat, tobacco an opium poppy fruits, tied bi a ribbon wi the pattern o a traditional costume. In the centre o the circular space there are muntains, rivers, lakes an the sun; whaur the ears join there wis a red five-pointit starn. Aw this represents "the richness o oor kintra, the struggle an the freedom.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 World Around Us — the Encyclopaedia for Children and Youth, XI edition, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1987, vol. II (A-M), page 242
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.heraldika.org.mk/Drzaven.htm Со замената на сликата се менува и објаснувањето, Пирин преоѓа во Кораб.
  4. Agricultural Encyclopaedia, Yugoslavian Lexicographical Institute, Zagreb, 1970, vol. II (Krm-Proi), page 131, Author of the article on Poppy is Jordan Đorđevski, dipl. ing. agr., professor of the Agricultural and Forestry Faculty of the University of Skopje, Macedonia