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Flag of the Federative State of Croatia, two variants - Images by Janko Ehrlich Zdvořák, 26 August 2001

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Quoting Order No. 1644 of 26 May 1945, published on 25 September 1945 in the Croatian official gazette Narodne novine, No. 30:

Nations of Yugoslavia went into struggle and fought unyielding battles against the enemy, carried their national flags with the five-pointed star as the symbols of the National Liberation Struggle.
At the Historical 2nd Session of the Antifascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia, held in Jajce on 29 November 1943, at which the foundations of the Democratic Federal Yugoslavia were laid, the State flag became the symbol of strength of all Nations of Yugoslavia.
The five-pointed star on flags is the star that has shined to us and gave us strength and belief in hardest times of national uprising and enemy offensives, it instil unshakeable confidence that the Nations of Yugoslavia, under the leadership of the National Hero Marshal Tito will enjoy days of liberty, happiness and fortunate existence.
Regarding all of the above, the duty of each individual is to respect these sanctities, and therefore I order:
1. In all occasions when the National flags and the Yugoslav flag are hoisted or carried, these must be only flags with the five-pointed star on the middle field, laid in a way that the peaks of the points of the five-pointed star grasp other fields. This is the only form of our State flags and other flags, that is, the ones without the five-pointed star, are not to be displayed.
2. At all of the State institutions in the area of Federal Croatia, it is mandatory to fly the Yugoslav State flag and the flag of Federal Croatia.

Anonymous contributer, 1 November 2008

Emblem of the Federal State of Croatia

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Emblem of the Federative State of Croatia, two variants - Images by Janko Ehrlich Zdvořák, 26 August 2001

The first design, found on a document issued immediately after the liberation of Zagreb on 8 May 1945, shows a seal with the inscription "Federalna država Hrvatska" (Federal State of Croatia) over a coat of arms in the centre, and "Tehnički fakultet, Zagreb" (Technical Faculty, Zagreb) below. The second emblem was pictured on a tax stamp.

Janko Ehrlich Zdvořák, 21 September 2001