Eritrea Coat of Arms
Eritrea - this East African country,located on the Red Sea coast. Among the other countries in the region, it is noteworthy that his people had to exert a lot of effort in order to gain independence. The process of formation of the young state was a very long and painful, and it finally ended only in May 24, 1993, when Eritrea became independent from Ethiopia. At the same time the official flag and coat of arms of Eritrea have been approved.
The official history of the state asitself begins with 1882, when the land became the property of Italy. It should be noted that up to this point there were no signs of a developed state and territory inhabited by descendants of the peoples who founded the country of Punt.
After 13 years after the founding of the colony of Italy wasdragged into the Italo-Ethiopian war, which ended in 1896 with the signing of a peace treaty. He defined the boundaries of the colony, and it can be considered the first serious test in the establishment of the Eritrean state.
Also, a significant role in this process was played byThe Second World War, after which Eritrea has moved UK, and then became part of the Federation of Ethiopia and Eritrea. The final push for independence was the decision of Emperor Haile Selassie, abolished the federal structure of the country in 1962. This greatly fueled separatist sentiment in the region and served as a kind of catalyst for subsequent military conflicts, which eventually brought the full independence of Eritrea.
The main characters of the emblem
After independence, the first thing waspresented the official flag and coat of arms. The latter is made quite original and deserves special attention. Unlike many African countries, have adopted the European heraldic tradition, Eritrea coat of arms looks very authentic. Pretty modest emblem contains the following elements:
- ribbon with the name of the state (in English, Arabic and Tigrinya).
In the days of colonial rule in the Ethiopian federation, there were other projects emblem containing traditional European shields, crowns and lions as chargers.
The same characters that are used today,They are an integral part of the culture of the peoples who inhabit this land before. Camel in the desert - a symbol of freedom, and laurel branches - a symbol of glory, caught in the struggle for independence.