Is the Florida State Flag of Confederate inspiration?

I've heard some people say that the red cross on the Florida state flag is intended to resemble the Confederate battle flag, and others say it is of Spanish origin.

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  • 8 years ago
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    Officially, the red cross (bars) are of Spanish origin. Previous to statehood in 1845, Florida was once part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain for many many years. The Cross Of Burgandy was the flag of New Spain. Here it is:

    The bars were added to the Florida flag circa 1900 because the flag was basically white (no bars), and the state didn't want it to be mistaken for a white surrender flag.

    You'll never find anything in writing that officially states that the red cross came from the Confederate battle flag.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Is the confederate flag not red with a blue cross? Many countries and states have a similar geometric cross and i dont think you could connect it directly to the confederate flag (especially not through admission!) I think its more likely to be of Spanish origin.

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