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Afghanistan October 1929 - 1931

Last modified: 2005-02-12 by santiago dotor
Keywords: mosque (white) | mihrab (white) | minbar (white) | pulpit (white) | flags: 2 (white) | swords: 2 (crossed) | star: 8 points (faceted) | oval (white) |
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[Afghanistan Oct.1929-1931]
by Santiago Dotor based on a scan from Baert 2001

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According to Baert 2001, Nadir Khan was proclaimed King Mohammad Nadir Shah and signed the Constitution of 31 October 1931. He was killed by a supporter of his nephew [former King Amanullah] on 8 November 1933, during a prize-giving ceremony.

Nadir Shah kept Amanullah's vertical triband but reestablished the former, Ottoman-like arms, considering that Amanullah's arms were too progressist. The image in Baert 2001 is white and red, and the background of the oval surrounding the mosque is shown in red. Baert 2001 dates the flag 1929-1931 whereas FOTW formerly gave 1929-1930. 1931 would seem to be more accurate since it was the year of adoption of the Constitution.

The 1931 Constitution prescribed new flag and arms.

Ivan Sache, 12 April 2002