Distinction

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May 28, 2022

State decoration or decoration is an honorary award or order, granted by a State to its citizens or foreigners; when they are not granted by the United Nations. State decorations are typically classified into military and civilian.

State Decorations

Examples of awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom - United States Order of Merit of the Italian Republic - Italy Order of the British Empire - United Kingdom Order of the Southern Cross - Brazil Tiradentes Medal - Brazil Meritorious Citizen of Freedom and Social Justice João Mangabeira - Brazil