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Slovakia Flag: three equal horizontal bands of white (top), blue, and red derive from the Pan-Slav colors; the Slovakian coat of arms (consisting of a red shield bordered in white and bearing a white double-barred cross of St. Cyril and St. Methodius surmounting three blue hills) is centered over the bands but offset slightly to the hoist side. Note: the Pan-Slav colors were inspired by the 19th-century flag of Russia. [CIA World Fact Book]

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