A famous person or deed is widely known and is usually good or praiseworthy: We saw a film about Captain Scott, the famous explorer. An infamous person or deed is widely known and is bad or to be deplored: We saw a film about the infamous king Richard III.
Red, white, and blue are the pan-Slav colours. The small shields represent Croatia Ancient, Dubrovnik, Dalmatia, Istria, and Slavonia. The flag is based on the tricolour used during World War II. Effective date: 22 December 1990.