Do you know the symbolism of your national flag?

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  • The cross symbolize Christianity since it used to be a common religion in my country. Nowadays most people are atheists and agnostic though.

    There's people saying the red, white and blue color are inspired of the French flag because the French people were known for fighting for freedom. Some also claims the red is inspired from Denmark's flag and blue from Sweden since Norway used to be in union with them. Some even says blue symbolize the sky and sea, the white snow and the red the Christian warrior Olav the holy's blood; a man who killed other people (also innocents) to spread the Christian religion in the end of the viking time.

    I've always thought the red symbolized socialism, the labor movement etc. before someone said otherwise. I didn't know that. The warrior king is still celebrated though although he contradicts the modern Norwegian values in so many ways. He's like a Christian version of jihadists. He didn't travel much abroad, so not exactly a crusader.
    Do you know the symbolism of your national flag?

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  • Yes, it's a combination of the St George's cross, the St Patrick's cross and the St Andrew's cross, representing England, Ireland and Scotland. Wales isn't represented separately, due to it being considered a subordinate principality to England, at the time of the design.

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  • On the contrary of what most people know, the star and the crescent on the Turkish flag does not represent Islam.

    The crescent: Central and East Asia, where the Turks were inhabiting. Also it is similar to Shamanist sign. (Our old religion.)

    The star: All Turkic peoples. Includes Turkish, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Uzbek, Altai, Yakutsk, Azerbaijani, Turkmen, Bashkord, Kipchak, Cuman, Old Huns.

    After Turks were converted to Islam due to Arab conquests it was turned into the symbol of Islam.

    Here is the symbol of Shamanism:

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  • Stars & Stripes <3 Do you know the symbolism of your national flag?
    The red stripes represent the 13 original colonies. Meanwhile, red symbolizes courage while white stands for purity. The 50 stars represent the current 50 states. The blue color on the flag stands for justice.

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  • USA
    50 stars- 50 states
    13 stripes- original 13 colonies

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  • Yea, I think it symbolises "Gimmie your fucking oil or I'm going to bomb your country flat" can't say for sure was to busy eating a Big Mac that day in history class.

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  • Yeah lol.

    The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies.

    The 50 stars represent our 50 states.

    The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."

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  • White stands for the white eagle and red for the heraldic shield.

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  • The dragon on the welsh flag originated with the roman empire. The belief was Rome would rise again come back and we'd kick the English out of briton, or eat them or something.

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  • The UK is a combo of flags.
    Scotland, northern Ireland and England.(Wales too but that's the white part shared by England)
    England's references the war of the roses.
    Basically people with a white rose flag fought red rose flag people and they combined the colours when they stopped.
    Don't know the exact specifics but it's been a long time since I learn it in school.

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    • Wales isn't on the union flag as wales was considered part of England at the time

    • I think the War of the Roses was a long time after the cross of St. George was used by knights on crusade.

  • Yes. My country's flag has 3 vertical stripes, from left to right: Blue, Yellow, Red.

    Blue: The sky, the sea. Hope for the future and peace of the country (Because of a very troubled past)
    Yellow: The sun and grains of the country. Symbols of prosperty, hospitality and warmth of the homeland.
    Red: (You can probably guess this one, right?)
    Blood of those who fought for the freedom of our country.

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  • Yes, but I don't remember all of it. The 50 stars on our flag represent our 50 states, and the red symbolizes blood that was shed, if I remember correctly. Forget what the white stands for.

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  • Yeah, the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies.
    The 50 stars represent our 50 states
    Not sure about the red, white and blue. Could be because those were the colors of the Union Jack

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  • Indian flag has three bands...
    Saffron band- courage , sacrifice made by people.
    White band- peace between the diverse population. it also has Ashok chakra that depicts constant progress.
    Green band - fertility and auspiciousness of the land.

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  • The Jamaican flag. The black represents the people, gold represents the sun and the prosperity we are working towards and green represents the lush vegetation.

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  • "Ohhh Say Can You See..."
    Red, White sand Blue, YOU. xx

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  • American Flag: 13 Stripes. Representative of the 13 Original Colonies
    50 Stars - each State

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  • Red , White, Blue, with Stars. In Hollywood those stars are falling down... lol...
    I am black in the U. S. I also like the Orange, Blue, White and Stars that has the X on the flag.

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  • Yes. The 13 stripes for the colonies, and the 50 stars for the states. 🇺🇸

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  • 50 stars for each state and 13 stripes for colonies or the 13 elite illuminati families if you're into conspiracies

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  • Yeah, blue cross on a white field.
    Blue representing lakes and white representing snow, unofficially.
    Cross symbolizing Christianity, based off the Scandinavian flags.

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  • Yes, it's on my back. 3 stars and the sun with 8 rays...

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  • UK here. All I know is it's the flags of England, Scotland and Wales all mashed up together. No wonder it looks like a bleeding mess.

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  • I might be a nationalist but i have no idea what the colors of the dutch flag stand for.

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  • Pretty much.
    Blue is the color of Paris, the capital.
    White is the color of the monarchy.
    Red is the color of the people's blood.

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  • Red for the people, white for the church and cobalt blue for royalty, boring flag

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  • It's just the flags of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland overlaid on each other.

    Simples...

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  • The symbolism of the Dutch flag is disputed among historians. Some say it represents the Dutch population. Red is people, white is the church and blue are the royals. Another explanation is that it just got William of Orange just took it with him. Yet another explanation is that the flag is just a copy of a couple of things from a Bavarian flag. The flag has constantly changed as well until the queen decided in 1937 that it should be like it is currently.

    Historically, the Dutch flag used to be orange, white, blue but it was changed to red, white blue. Allegedly, that is because red was cheaper than orange and more easily visible on ships.

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    • But since I have dual citizenship, I'll go for Israeli flag as well.

      It's just a blue Magen David, i. e. star of David. It's a Jewish symbol. It's blue because people thought historically the tallit was that colour, except it likely wasn't.

  • Yup. I'm proud of my true country and that I belong to it

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  • Yes and I don't like it. The Egyptian flag has a saladin eagle on it. Sybolised the Islamic state saladin created in Egypt which I'm against

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  • Well... Yes of course... It's the nordic cross flag design... It stands for Christianity...

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  • Of course I do, every proper citizen should know it.

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  • Maple leaf because maple syrup 🇨🇦

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  • Yes. I do. 🇺🇸

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  • Of course.

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  • Yes...

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  • Yeah

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  • It’s nice colors with nice pictures.

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  • I know yes.

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  • Yep!

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  • yup.

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  • 13 blood red stripes for the original tribes of indians whose land we stole. And 50 stars for the indian tribes we slaughtered.
    Do you know the symbolism of your national flag?

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  • I'm Irish so the tri colour has much meaning.

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