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Flag of San Marino. | San Marino claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, as the continuation of the monastic community founded on 3 September 301, by stonecutter Marinus of Arba. Legend has it that Marinus left Rab, then the Roman colony of Arba, in 257 when the future emperor, Diocletian, issued a decree calling for the reconstruction of the city walls of Rimini, which had been destroyed by Liburnian pirates.

Flag of San Marino. | San Marino claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, as the continuation of the monastic community founded on 3 September 301, by stonecutter Marinus of Arba. Legend has it that Marinus left Rab, then the Roman colony of Arba, in 257 when the future emperor, Diocletian, issued a decree calling for the reconstruction of the city walls of Rimini, which had been destroyed by Liburnian pirates.

(CZECH REPUBLIC) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the north. Its capital and largest city, with 1.3 million inhabitants, is Prague.

(CZECH REPUBLIC) is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the north. Its capital and largest city, with 1.3 million inhabitants, is Prague.

The colors of the flag represent the three cardinal virtues: Green - hope; White - faith; Red - charity.

The colors of the flag represent the three cardinal virtues: Green - hope; White - faith; Red - charity.

All the text and photographs below have been compiled by Derek Molyneux and his daughter Shannon. Well done to them both, they have and are doing outstanding work in remembering the 1916 Rising. Th…

All the text and photographs below have been compiled by Derek Molyneux and his daughter Shannon. Well done to them both, they have and are doing outstanding work in remembering the 1916 Rising. Th…

Loggia de' Lanzi e Palazzo Vecchio. Orsammichele sulla destra. Forte Belvedere sullo sfondo.

Loggia de' Lanzi e Palazzo Vecchio. Orsammichele sulla destra. Forte Belvedere sullo sfondo.

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