South Sudan proposed Arms.

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South Sudan proposed Arms.

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 08 Jan 2014, 11:27

Found this proposal for the Republic of South Sudan on Wikimedia commons. In the end another design was adopted.

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Below the design that was eventualy adopted at independence:

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Re: South Sudan proposed Arms.

Postby Martin Goldstraw » 08 Jan 2014, 13:42

IMHO The rejected design is more ... well ... heraldic whereas the adopted design reminds me of one of those pseudo heraldic war gamer site logos designed by a 21 year old who still thinks like a 13 year old boy.
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Re: South Sudan proposed Arms.

Postby Mike_Oettle » 15 Feb 2015, 19:56

To me the choice represents the triumph of Arab-style armorial-type symbolism (not armorial per se) over something more African. The first design has a good deal in common with the arms of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
This is ironic, considering that the existence of South Sudan is in essence a rejection of Arab/Muslim control.
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