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Flag of Sunda Raya
| Flag of Sunda Raya|
Bendera Sunda Raya
|Use||State and civil flag|
|Adopted||28 February 2014|
|Design||A silhouette of kujang on a bright red field with a gold-bordered red star above it.|
Flag of Sunda Raya, officially Bendera Sunda Raya, is the official national flag of the Democratic Republic of Sunda Raya. The flag's design and symbolism are derived from the Great Southeast Asia Proletariats Revolution. The design is a solid field of bright red adorned with a unique emblem in the center. The red flag was a traditional revolutionary symbol long before the formation of Sunda Raya.
The bright red field symbolises the blood that has been spilled by workers and farmers in their struggle for emancipation. It honours the red flag of the Paris Commune of 1871. It also symbolises the struggle of the people, and the immortal spirit of revolution. The ideology of communism can be seen from the flag. Although it doesn't contain the hammer and sickle, the red star and the red flag are themselves symbols of communism and socialism.
According to the official version, the Kujang silhouette symbolises the will of the people to create a better world, a world without l'exploitation l'homme par l'homme. The kujang is also commonly interpreted as the national identity of Sunda Raya, and the symbol of the peasants. Kujang was the weapon of farmers and has its roots in agriculture purpose.
The flag of Sunda Raya consisted of a plain red flag with a silhouette of kujang in the center which are placed beneath of a gold-bordered red star. The flag's design was statuted on February, 2014, which gave a clear way to define and create the flag. The adopted statute stated that:
- The ratio of width to length of the flag is 2:3.
- The flag background is bright red.
- A black silhouette of kujang inscribed in the center of flag.
- Five-pointed red star with gold border is inscribed into a circle with a diameter of ⅛ of the flag height above the kujang in half distance between the kujang and the upper edge of the flag, the circle is tangent to the upper side of the square.
Federal Entity Flags
Federal entities of Sunda Raya has the rights to adopt state symbols for their region, including state flag, emblem, and anthem. Currently, the Flags of the federal entities of Sunda Raya are all defaced versions of the flag of the Sunda Raya, which featured traditional weapons from the region, and a gold-bordered red star on a red field.
The following flags were used prior to the federal Symbols Redesigning Act enactment in June 2015.
Legal status and usage
The usage of the national and state flags is regulated under the constitution. The constitution stated the flag as the state symbol of the Democratic Republic of Sunda Raya, and it allows the federal entities to adopt their own state symbols for their region, including state flag, emblem, and anthem.
The flag may be flown at any time and anywhere, by every citizen of Sunda Raya. Whenever the national flag is flown together with the federal entity flag, the national flag may be flown at the centre, above the federal entity flag, or otherwise in a more prominent position than that of the federal entity flag.
The national flag may be raised before the regional flag is raised, and it should be lowered after the regional flag is lowered. During the flag ceremony, every citizens are encouraged to accompany the flag raising by singing the The Internationale, which is the anthem of Sunda Raya and the whole proletariat movements.