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Political pressure for a change in the official state flag increased during the 1990s, in particular during the run-up to the {{w|1996 Olympic Games}} that were held in Atlanta. In 1992, Governor {{w|Zell Miller}} announced his intention to get the battle flag element removed, but the state legislature refused to pass any flag-modifying legislation.
 
Political pressure for a change in the official state flag increased during the 1990s, in particular during the run-up to the {{w|1996 Olympic Games}} that were held in Atlanta. In 1992, Governor {{w|Zell Miller}} announced his intention to get the battle flag element removed, but the state legislature refused to pass any flag-modifying legislation.
   
Miller's successor as Governor, {{w|Roy Barnes}}, responded to the increasing calls for a new state flag, and in 2001 hurried a replacement through the {{w|Georgia General Assembly}}. His new flag sought a compromise, by featuring small versions of some (but not all) of Georgia's former flags, including the controversial 1956 flag, under the words "Georgia's History." Those flags are a thirteen-star U.S. flag of the "Betsy Ross" design; the first Georgia flag (before 1879); the 1920–1956 Georgia flag; the previous state flag (1956–2001); and the current fifty-star [[United States|U.S. flag]].
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Miller's successor as Governor, {{w|Roy Barnes}}, responded to the increasing calls for a new state flag, and in 2001 hurried a replacement through the {{w|Georgia General Assembly}}. His new flag sought a compromise, by featuring small versions of some (but not all) of Georgia's former flags, including the controversial 1956 flag, under the words "Georgia's History." Those flags are a thirteen-star U.S. flag of the "Betsy Ross" design; the first Georgia flag (before 1879); the 1920–1956 Georgia flag; the previous state flag (1956–2001); and the current fifty-star [[United States|U.S. flag]].
   
 
In [[2001 NAVA survey|a 2001 survey]] on state and provincial flags in North America conducted by the {{w|North American Vexillological Association}}, the newly adopted Georgia flag was ranked the worst by a wide margin; the group stated that the flag "violates all the principles of good flag design."
 
In [[2001 NAVA survey|a 2001 survey]] on state and provincial flags in North America conducted by the {{w|North American Vexillological Association}}, the newly adopted Georgia flag was ranked the worst by a wide margin; the group stated that the flag "violates all the principles of good flag design."
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File:GA Flag Proposal UtzTheCrabChip.png|GA Flag Proposal "Utz the Crab Chip"
 
File:GA Flag Proposal UtzTheCrabChip.png|GA Flag Proposal "Utz the Crab Chip"
 
File:GA Flag Proposal Zerroka.png|GA Flag Proposal "Zerroka"
 
File:GA Flag Proposal Zerroka.png|GA Flag Proposal "Zerroka"
File:Georgia flag propsal.png|Georgia flag proposal "BeamOfSunlight"
 
 
10Georgia5theye.png|GA flag proposal "5thEye"
 
10Georgia5theye.png|GA flag proposal "5thEye"
 
GeorgiaRedesign.png|Georgia flag proposal "Coliop-Kolchovo"
 
GeorgiaRedesign.png|Georgia flag proposal "Coliop-Kolchovo"
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