*please i made it with mobile phone, so the cross should not be well centered. Flag of the Greece republic. The republic replaced the Roman Empire in 1833 after a military coup. Emperor Michael XII was arrested and killed by a military junta. His son Demetrios(later Demetrios IV) was able to escape in Cyprus, thanks to an Iranian diplomat. The flag recycled the imperial colors (red and gold), adding 5 red stripes to symbolize the five regions of the empire: Thace, Macedonia, Thessalia, Attika and Anatolia(a broad term for empire lands in Asia). The cross was put remember the alliance with God and Church, allied with the military to overthrow the Emperor that was willing to reform the land possession. Unfortunately for the military, but fortunately for the Empire, the plane backfire and after 15 years of cruel ruel in 1848, during the liberal revolutions the Emperor's son, Demetrios was restored.