Naitional emblem o Greece

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The Naitional Emblem o Greece (Greek: Εθνόσημο της Ελλάδας, Ethnósimo tis Elládas), aka Coat o airms o Greece, consists of a blue escutcheon with a white cross totally surrounded by two laurel branches. The emblem is painted or woven, mainly on the hats, uniforms and buttons of the military, the security forces etc.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first Greek national emblem was provided for by the Constitution of Epidauros on the 1st January 1822 an was established by decree on the 15th of March of the same year. It was the shape of a blue and white circular cockade.

Syne it with first established the emblem has unnergone many changes in shape an in design, mainly due to changes of regime. The oreeginal Greek naitional emblem depictit the goddess Athena an the owl. At the time of Ioannis Capodistrias, the first Prime Meenister o modren Greece, the phoenix, the simbol of rebirth, was addit. Durin the reign o the Bavarian Keeng Otto, the royal coat o airms, was the crowned lions hauldin the shield of the royal crown, became the national emblem of the kintra. With the arrival o King George I, the coat o arms was replaced by the Dens-inspired version. After Greece became a republic in 1924 the naitional emblem consisting of a simple white cross on a blue escutcheon. The royal arms returned with the restoration of the monarchy in 1935 an wur uised till 1973, when the then-rulin military junta abolisht the monarchy. The current design, bi the airtist Kostas Grammatopoulos, wis adoptit on 7 Juin 1975, by Law 48 (ΦΕΚ Α΄ 108/7.6.1975).

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Law 48 (Gov. Gazette 108, issue A, dated 7.6.1975)

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