|National Emblem of Belarus|
|Armiger||Republic of Belarus|
|Adopted||June 7, 1995|
|Escutcheon||Globe, rising sun and a outline of Belarus in green|
The national emblem of Belarus replaced the historic Pahonia arms in 1995. It has a ribbon in the colors of the national flag, a map of Belarus, wheat ears and a red star. It is sometimes called the coat of arms of Belarus, but this is not correct.
Despite the fact that the Belarusians share a distinct ethnic identity and language, they never previously had a political sovereignty prior to 1991, except during a brief period in 1918 when the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic used the horseman as its emblem. The unique Belarusian national symbols were not created as a result of the foreign rule of the Belarusian territories by Prussia, Poland, Lithuania, and Russia until the 20th century.
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References[change | change source]
- Belarus | History, Flag, Map, Population, Capital, Language, & Facts. Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Smith, Whitney. Flag of Belarus. Encyclopedia Britannica.