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The national emblem of the Republic of Finland
The national emblem of the Republic of Finland

The national emblem means "national crest / shield emblem or logo design", which represents the image and dignity of the country's political power and people.[1] It is one of the symbols of a country's political power.The national emblem is an emblem or seal that is reserved for use by a nation state or multi-national state as a symbol of that nation. Many nations have a seal or emblem in addition to a national flag and a national coat of arms. Other national symbols, such as national birds, trees, flowers, etc., are listed at lists of national symbols.

The national emblem of most countries is a unitary design for the convenience and unified use of government departments. However, in the course of the development of the national emblem, there has also been the phenomenon of using the plural national emblem.[2]

The national emblem appearing in modern times is often designed directly based on European heraldry. Scholar Xiao Congrong pointed out that the development of human national emblem design also has a long process. As a symbol of a country, even without the artistic concept of European heraldry, human beings will explore totem worship with similar concept in social practice. For example, the "dragon" totem in the Yellow Dragon flag in the Qing Dynasty was widely used as a substantive national emblem in the official designs of the government such as silver coins and passports.In the early stage of human society, the design with the nature of national emblem, in addition to totem, also had the design of national seal. In ancient China, the national seal was the certificate of the emperors of the orthodox dynasties in previous dynasties. Its symbolic power and stamping effect were similar to that of the modern national emblem.In addition to China, modern Japan and Korea also used the national seal of Chinese characters due to the influence of Chinese culture. For example, the design of Japanese official seal followed the combination of the "three clawed dragon" totem of the Tang Dynasty with the national emblem and seal cutting seal.[3]

In Africa

For a more comprehensive list, see Armorial of Africa.

In the Americas

For a more comprehensive list, see Armorial of North America and Armorial of South America.

In Asia

For a more comprehensive list, see Armorial of Asia.

In Europe

For a more comprehensive list, see Armorial of Europe.

In Oceania

For a more comprehensive list, see Armorial of Oceania.

See also

References

  1. ^ Xiao Congrong.探析国徽设计的历史流变(Analyze the historical changes of national emblem design[J].工业设计,2021(03):76-77.
  2. ^ Xiao Congrong.探析国徽设计的历史流变(Analyze the historical changes of national emblem design[J].工业设计,2021(03):76-77.
  3. ^ Xiao Congrong.探析国徽设计的历史流变(Analyze the historical changes of national emblem design[J].工业设计,2021(03):76-77.