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Slavons stamp by Edme Slavons stamp by Edme
Old piece I've done quite a while ago, almost forgot about and now stumbled across it again and decided to finally submit it.

While browsing dA for deviations concerning my currently absolutely favourite band on Earth which is a Tuvan formation called Huun-Huur-Tu, I found a stamp made of connected flags of Turkic nations [link].
Quite simple in its concept yet technically very nicely done deviation of ~nocturnalCharm gave me idea to produce something like that, but with flags of Slavonic nations.

Here's the list of the flags as they follow (they were put in completely random order.... ok I put the look-a-bit-alike flags more separately so that they wouldn't blend :shakefist: ) [if you see a flag you're pretty sure you've never seen that's because not all the nations have the luck to have their own countries and are ethnic minorities in different countries, either Slavonic or not]:


:bulletred: Slovenians
:bulletred: Lemkos
:bulletred: Croats
:bulletred: Bosnians
:bulletred: Poles
:bulletred: Kaszëbë (inside Poland's territory)
:bulletred: Serbs
:bulletred: Bulgars
:bulletred: Carpathian Ruthenians
:bulletred: Crnogorci (Montenegrins)
:bulletred: Slovaks
:bulletred: Belarusians (/Belorussians)*
:bulletred: Russians
:bulletred: Macedonians
:bulletred: Czechs
:bulletred: Ukrainians
:bulletred: Lusatian Sorbs


It was really hard to decide what set of flags to include and which and how many groups consider nations. The Slavons are a huge and very diverse ethnic group (just try to do some searching for Slavonic peoples, Slavons etc. in Wikipedia - I can't guarantee your head won't explode). Some went extinct, other still exist and are divided and/or connected in very complicated ways - sometimes a particular group can be considered subgroup of another one, some consider themselves nations although seem to be more of a tribe being a part of a bigger national and ethnic structure. Not to mention not all have their own flags, which makes it quite difficult to add them here :P. All these questions are still quite disputable and it's a very sophisticated jigsaw made of hundreds or thousands elements. I've done the best I could selecting the flags and I don't think I would argue if someone did choose otherwise**.

I know it's not technically beautiful. I don't have photoshop :ohnoes:
Use it for your enjoyment if you want to. Just not claim it as your own work.

This --> [link] <-- site was very helpful to me when I was collecting the flags and made me learn about a few nations without own countries I eventually included among others.

Lack of postage stamp alike frame is intentional. It's not a "I support/I'm against..." thing. It's more of a badge. Or something like that.




* I don't like the current regime in Belarus and the flag it chosen for the country. But whether I do like it or not, it's currently a official and legal flag of Belarus and thus - although with heavy heart - I used this one.

** In fact I'd love to see someone make his own version. Especially someone who can use photoshop and make his or her stamp really purdy :giggle:


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*EDIT* (gotta love endless editing AFTER submitting :roll:... ;P)

Added field with the title. Made using Microsoft Office Picture Manager :P

Font (just a sample with the needed words, the font download isn't free :( ) taken from this --> [link] <-- site.
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:icontruesp13:
TrueSP13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
erm.. Bulgarians (and Macedonians, since Macedonians are Bulgarians) arent Slavs :c
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SadisticLoser Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Bulgarians and Macedonians are a south slavic people.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macedoni…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria…
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TrueSP13 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
and thats why wikipedia sucks, we speak a Slavic language, we are NOT Slavs
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Shikku27316 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Might use this on my profile, because I like the Slavic countries (and I'm part Polish-American), and also, if I figure out how to animate things, can I make some of different ethnic families?
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Carolin12 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huhuhu, tak myślałam, że pomysłodawcą jest Polak/Polka, bo nikt inny nie wpadłby na to, że istnieją tacy ludzie jak Kaszubi. Ciekawy pomysł ! :>
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Viaruslaw Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Slava iz Bulgaria!
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:iconchefityyyy:
Chefityyyy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
bulgaria..........the base creator of all slavon languages since
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TrueSP13 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Bulgaria created the alphabet, not the languages
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:iconlittlefunnut:
LittleFunNut Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Bulgaria created the languages?! Bulgaria wasn't Slavic until the actual Slavs came and then you took our culture and language. You did NOT invent any languages.
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NekoMcKitty Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
woohoo Slavic Pride XD
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raulero Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Слава Славянам!
Привет из России!

Hail Slavs!
By Mother Russia

:dummy:
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CaptainVoda Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So Macedonians are slavs?! At last someone who knows some history
Well done my friend
:)
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inkognita Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Mother Russia! Oh, my patria...^ ~


Hello to every slavons in deviantArt!
Гордитесь своей национальностью, нацией и родиной! Удачи всем! С праздником!
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Super-Nowa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
I'm gonna try to make one of these with photoshop. And I will make the flags all pretty and stuff. :P

But I won't have it done for a while. :giggle:
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Oribeqiraj Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
As a matter of fact, Croats dont belong to Slavs!
Check out your history book and you will learn something!
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trees-grow-on-trees Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
SLAVA UKRAINA!!!


Haha...couldn't help myself, but I must say it was sure nice of you to include Lemkos and Carpathian Ruthenians, my Grandmother would thank you if she could figure out how to use the internet. :D
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BellatrixDeNoone Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Like it a lot...
Greetings from Croatia :D :D
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:iconedme:
Edme Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
:handshake:
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black-cat16 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Ożesz, ukochałam tego stampa <3 No, odwaliłaś kawał dobrej roboty, powiem ci :giggle:
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:iconedme:
Edme Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
O, dzięki, jak miło! :D
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black-cat16 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
A widzisz, prosze cie bardzo >D
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Aristocratic-Anomoly Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009   Writer
Hvala vam za ovo. Volim da ste i Bosnu pokazali.

Thanks for the stamp. Glad you included Bosnia!
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Edme Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Why on Earth would I omit Bosnians? :D

:highfive:
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Aristocratic-Anomoly Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009   Writer
Eh, people don't consider them 'Slavic enough' sometimes because half of them have been influenced largely by the Turks.
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:iconedme:
Edme Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Ah, just like Bulgarians. People don't choose their ancestors though...
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:iconaristocratic-anomoly:
Aristocratic-Anomoly Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009   Writer
Exactly
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marathonripper Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SLAVA!!

I'm not an Eastern European, but I like it a lot. ;)
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slania Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
great idea, mate :)
sława! :D
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2DamnedRaven Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
very lovely stamp
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:iconnifrodel:
Nifrodel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
bardzo fajny pomysł i dobre wykonanie :w00t:
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DuszanB Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Slava slovenima !!!!
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:iconedme:
Edme Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
:lol:
:highfive:
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Gorgoro Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
croatia?
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:iconedme:
Edme Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
Si! - Why asking? :?
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
:icontinyheartplz: :D :icontinyheartplz:
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
Very cool; lots of fun to watch...
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Hurray for the Czechs!

And Croats too >.>
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:iconedme:
Edme Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
:#1:
Even when they don't kick the ball anymore, they still kick asses ;P
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
I've always had a special love for Czechs, plus gotta love the Croats for beating the Serbs in the war. Silly Milosevic and his Greater Serbia dreams of grandeur.
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:iconedme:
Edme Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
From my perspective.... Chechs are cute and Chroats are hot. Besides, I could quite easily understand them :D
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
I think I still have a Croatian-Bosnian flag my dad got me when he served in the peacekeeping missions there. I forget, I may have lost it in a move.
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Edme Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
Your dad did what?! :jawdrop: :heart:

Adopt me! :D
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Rommel13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
:XD: I'm sure my mom would love another child, but you're too close to adulthood to be adopted :P

He was in the Bosnian peace-keeping missions for over a year. It was the first time I ever experienced him being away for longer than a few months, and in a combat zone. He was stationed in the middle of a town divided between Muslims and Serbs.

He had some harrowing stories to tell. He found a Catholic church that the Orthodox Serbs had taken over. They defecated all over the floor and shot through the eyes and groin of a mosaic window featuring the apostle Paul (which is kinda ironic, since Orthodox consider Paul a saint too). Another time a Serbian officer handed him a shaving blade and said, "Here, take this in case you need to kill Muslims - I've slit many throats with it." He also dealt with mass graves with the remains of not only adults but children, and at one point had to save Saudi policemen that INTERPOL, in their infinite wisdom, had chosen to put on the Serbian side and who came under attack from Serbian police. There was another time he escorted an old Muslim man loved by the common Serbians across the DMZ and into a bar, so that he could mingle with his old friends. It's sad that war separates friends based along lines as minuscule as religion or ethnicity.
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Edme Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
I suppose it's true what they say - that life's more surprising and interesting than fiction. Your dad's life experiences are priceless and I'd love to listen to him telling about it for long hours. Has he ever considered writing any of those things down - if not for publication then at least for his family and friends? It would be a crying shame if they were someday forgotten. I've seen films based on real life stories from the Balkan war and I'm sure what your dad had went through is no less thrilling and important those pictures.

... In case your dad decided to actually write down any of his war experiences - I want a copy. Preferably with author's dedication ;)

I guess religions don't consider themselves as minuscule as some people. But surely some religions do consider all people minuscule enough to order some of them kill some others just because the other ones didn't want to practice some weird rituals.
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Binchica Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student
This is the first time I see sth like this at dA. Great idea. And just to let you know..it's Croats not Chroats. :)
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Edme Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
Oh, sorry! :stupidme:
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Binchica Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student
:giggle:
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