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Voe Deo, the dominating nation of the planet planet Werel is experiencing a civil war, waged between the Legitimate Government and the Liberation Army. This is the background of the 1998 short story Old Music and the Slave Women, set in the science fictional universe of "the Ekumen" -- which brought worldwide fame to its author, Ursula K. LeGuin, thru novels like The Left Hand of Darkness (1969) or The Word for World is Forest (1974). This short story was published in Far Horizons (ISBN:0-380-79694-5), an anthology of original short stories from different universes of several authors, edited by Robert Silverberg. Page 12 includes a brief vexillological reference:
"coarse colors of dull yellow, the only dye color that had been permitted to urban slaves. The banner of the Liberation was the same dull yellow."No more details or mentions.