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Thirty-three Orientals flag (Uruguay: 18xx)

Last modified: 2013-12-07 by antónio martins
Keywords: 33 orientales | libertad o muerte | freedom or death |
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[flag of 33 orientales]
by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 13 Dec 2001
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Design of the flag

The flag of the "33 Orientales" (eastern 33) is [in horizontal stripes of] blue, white and red with the motto "Libertad o Muerte" ("Freedom or Death") on the center in black.
Jaume Ollé, 08 Feb 2000, translated by António Martins

Usage of the flag

This is one of the official National Flags of Uruguay.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 13 Dec 2001

This flag, with a darker blue upper stripe, it tagged as in use in 1819-1820 in Paraguay, at; it is shown in 2:3 ratio, as all the others.
António Martins, 08 Jul 2003

History of the flag

Lavalleja took the flag, which waving upon the wind shown its three horizontal bands sky-blue [celeste], white and deep scarlet red [punzó] with its motto in the middle one of "LIBERTY OR DEATH" and with moving voice, the future hero of Sarandí said these words: «To win or die, comrades». Raising the swords all swered to free the motherland from those who were enslaving her.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 13 Dec 2001, translating from