The Kingdom of Serbia was a country located in the Balkans which was created when the ruler of the Principality of Serbia, Milan I was proclaimed king in 1882. Since 1817, the Principality was ruled by the Obrenović dynasty. The Principality, suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire, de facto achieved full independence when the last Ottoman troops left Belgrade in 1867. The Congress of Berlin in 1878 recognized the formal independence of the Principality of Serbia, and in its composition Nišava ...
Among the early flags, the one described by Mateja Nenadović could be connected with today's flag and the first Serbian flag: it was red-blue-red with a Serbian cross. Regular armies of the uprising usually had light yellow flags with various symbols, while voivode flags were often red-white, and with a superimposed black two-headed eagle. There were also flags of other colors, including red-yellow, red-white-blue and red-blue.
A very popular one was repeating the design of the Serbian officers' cap badge, popularly called the "Cockade" (in Serbian, kokarda): a red oval, with inner blue and outer white borders, and charged with crowned royal cypher "P I" (Peter I) in gold colour. Another one was repeating the national flag; this one became official (mandatory for all aircraft) by 1918.
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First Serbian Uprising (Revolutionary Serbia) War flag during the First Serbian Uprising and Serbian Revolution. Red background with two coat of arms (the Serbian cross and Triballian boar) at the centre, Serbian Crown Jewels on the top and two Voivode flags on the bottom. Adopted as the flag of Topola. 1790–1792: Habsburg-occupied SerbiaDateUseDescription1992–presentHorizontal tricolor of red, blue, and ...2008–presentA tricolor of three equally sized ...2005–presentFlag of Serbs of CroatiaA tricolor of three equally sized ...1995–1998Horizontal tricolor of red, blue, and ...
The Infantry flag, adopted in 1906, is a square Serbian tricolor flag with a golden fringe. On the obverse is portrayed St. Andrew, the patron saint of the Karađorđević dynasty; on the reverse is shown a Serbian eagle on a red oval background. On both sides is written in golden Cyrillic letters:
On July 28th 1918, the 4th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, Serbian flag flew above the White House and all public buildings in American capital by the order of President Woodrow Wilson. This unique event, a Serbian flag flying above the White House in Washington, took place over 9 decades ago but remained a memorable act of the US President Woodrow Wilson towards Serbia that submitted the ultimate sacrifice in “The Great War” – it lost 26% of its population and had a ...
Population:4.5 million (1914)Capital:Belgrade (1914 population 90,000)Head of State:Head of Government: Prime Minister Nikola Pašić (12 September 1912 – 1 December 1918)Entered the war:28 July 1914 (Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia)Ceased hostilities:11 November 1918 (armistice with Germany)Ended status as belligerent:4 June 1920 (Treaty of Trianon between the Allies and the newly-formed Republic of Hungary)
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1. Peacetime strength 1914: 90,000 2. Reserves 1914: 420,000 3. Mobilised 1914: 530,000 4. Total mobilised to October 1915: 710,000 In October 1915 the Central Powers launched their fourth invasion of Serbia. This time the intervention of Bulgaria proved decisive. Faced with certain defeat on their home soil, the Serbian government and high command decided to retreat to the Albanian coast and keep fighting rather than capitulate. At least 300,000 Serb soldiers and refugees attempted to cross...Military dead (all causes):450,000Civilian dead:650,000
In 1917, a plain white, blue, and red striped flag was designed by Nicolas II as replacement to the Romonov Imperial Flag (See "Imperial State Flag - Type 1" under Flags of the Allied Powers below). Russian Navy
Vojvodina then joined the Kingdom of Serbia on 25 November 1918. One day earlier, on 24 November 1918, the region of Syrmia, which had become part of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs, seceded and also joined the Kingdom of Serbia. Conflict with Italy
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