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After the fall of the Ottoman Empire, East Thrace didn't feel anymore that they were turkish, but more Balkan. They held a referendum in 1926, if they wanted to be independent, have greater autonomy, join Greece or keep being Turkish. THe majority was greater autonomy. The region was now shown on maps. In 1930, the Greeks started occupying the land, destroying the landscape, burning forests and screaming out loud "Istanbul Is GREECE". East Thrace had now become a greek territory known as East Byzantine. In 1932, they joined the region of Thrace. But, in 1941, the (insert no no country) invaded Greece and won. They set up a deal with Thrace to let them be independent if they would not fight against them. So in 1942, Thrace became independent and changed it's name to Byzantine Thrace. It was also a neutral state and would not let the allies pass through their land. This made the Brittish annoyed, annd they took over the country in 1943. They gave it back to Turkey. The war ends, and Turkey lets Byzantine Thrace indepent in 1949. Flag fact: Until 1968, Byzantine Thrace had the Turkish flag with two black lines. THey finally changed it in 1969 to this MONSTROSITY (look up)
This 36”x60” wall flag is made of 100% polyester knit; equipped with grommets for an authentic look and feel. The flag is a one sided semitransparent print perfect for indoor applications.