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    • Flags of the American Revolution

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    • Flags of indigenous peoples

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    • Flags of the Soviet Union

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    • Obsolete national flags

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    • Batavian flag

    • The Batavian flag (contemporaneous Dutch: Bataafsche vlag; also called Nationale vlag, "National flag"), is a Dutch historical flag. It was designed by Dirk Langendijk in January 1796, and introduced in March 1796 as the official flag of the Batavian Republic's fleet, replacing the Statenvlag (itself originating from t ... Read »


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    • Bendera Pusaka

    • The Bendera Pusaka Sang Saka Merah Putih (English: The Sacred Red and White Heirloom Flag) was the first Indonesian flag. Sewn by Sukarno's wife Fatmawati, it was raised for the first time when Sukarno proclaimed Indonesia's independence on 17 August 1945. Although required by law to be housed in the National Monument, ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Republic of Benin (Nigeria)

    • The flag of the short-lived Republic of Benin in Nigeria consists of the colours black, and green, with black taking up two-thirds of the flag. It was inspired by the flag of the now-defunct Republic of Biafra. The main difference was that Biafran flag was a tricolour of red, black, and green. As with the Biafran flag, ... Read »


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    • Flag of Bohemia

    • The Flag of Bohemia is a historic flag, which now forms part of the design in the modern flag of the Czech Republic. The flag, a horizontal bicolour, was based on the colours of the former monarchs of Bohemia. The heraldic flag of Bohemia (the flag of Bohemia in the form of the flag with coat of arms) is described and ... Read »


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    • Bonnie Blue Flag

    • The Bonnie Blue Flag was an unofficial banner of the Confederate States of America at the start of the American Civil War in 1861. It consists of a single, five-pointed white star on a blue field. It closely resembles the flag of the short-lived Republic of West Florida of 1810, as well as the current flag of Somalia. ... Read »


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    • Byzantine flags and insignia

    • For most of its history, the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire did not know or use heraldry in the West European sense. Various emblems (Greek: σημεῖα, sēmeia; sing. σημεῖον, sēmeion) were used in official occasions and for military purposes, such as banners or shields di ... Read »


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    • Canadian Red Ensign

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      The Canadian Red Ensign is a former flag of Canada, used by the federal government though it was never officially adopted by the Parliament of Canada. It is a British Red Ensign, featuring the Union Flag in the canton, defaced with the shield of the Coat of Arms of Canada. The Red Ensign bearing some sort of a Can ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Cape Colony

    • The flag of Cape Colony was the official flag of the Cape Colony from 1876 to 1910. It formed part of a system of colonial flags that was used throughout the British Empire. In a series of decisions made in 1864, 1865, and 1869, the British government decided that every colony should have a distinctive badge, to b ... Read »


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    • Challenger flag

    • The Challenger flag is an American flag that was in the flight kit of the disastrous final mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986 and was subsequently recovered. It was sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 514 of Monument, Colorado. Their Scoutmaster was William Tolbert, a major in the United States Air Force assigned ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Cherokee Nation

    • The Cherokee Nation is the largest of three Cherokee federally recognized tribes in the United States. First recognized under the Roosevelt administration in 1941, it drafted a constitution, under the name Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, ratified in 1976 It uses an orange flag designed by Stanley John, approved by the Tri ... Read »


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    • Flag of Chola

    • Chola Flag

      The Flag of Chola (Tamil: சோழர் கொடி) or Tiger Flag (Tamil: புலி கொடி) was used by the Tamil Chola dynasty. The Tiger or Jumping Tiger was the royal emblem of the Cholas and was depicted on coins, seals and banners. On the coins of Utt ... Read »


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    • Flag of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey

    • The National Geodetic Survey (NGS), formerly the United States Survey of the Coast (1807–1836), United States Coast Survey (1836–1878), and United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS) (1878–1970), is a United States federal agency that defines and manages a national coordinate system, providing the ... Read »


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    • Flags of the Confederate States of America

    • Confederate States of America

      Three successive designs served as the official national flag of the Confederate States of America (the "Confederate States" or the "Confederacy") during its existence from 1861 to 1865. Since the end of the American Civil War, private and official use of the Confederacy's flags, and of flags with derivative designs, ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Couto Misto

    • Couto Misto

      The flag of the Couto Misto, as described by the second to last head of state Delfim Modesto Brandão in his memoirs, is formed by two vertical bands, one of white (hoist side) and one of blue. The origin of the flag is unknown, even though it resembles the one used by Portugal between 1830 and 1910, with its colors ... Read »


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    • Cross of Burgundy

    • The Cross of Burgundy (Spanish: Cruz de Borgoña, Cruz de San Andrés), a form of St. Andrew's cross, was first used in the 15th century as an emblem by the Valois Dukes of Burgundy, who ruled a large part of eastern France and the Low Countries as effectively an independent state. The Duchy of Burgundy was inherit ... Read »


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    • Flag of North Vietnam

    • The flag of North Vietnam, also known as "red flag with yellow star", was adopted as the national flag of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) on November 30, 1955. It became the national flag of Vietnam following reunification with South Vietnam on July 2, 1976. The flag was designed by Nguyễn Há ... Read »


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    • Derafsh Kaviani

    • The Derafsh Kāviān (Middle Persian: DrafÅ¡-Ä« Kāvayān, Modern Persian: درفش کاویانی DerafÅ¡-e Kāviān) was the legendary royal standard (vexilloid) of the Sasanian kings. The banner was also sometimes called the "Standard of Jamshid" (DrafÅ¡-Ä« Jamshid), the " ... Read »


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    • Eureka Flag

    • The Eureka Flag is a flag design which features dark blue field 260 cm × 400 cm (2:3.08 ratio); a horizontal stripe 37 cm wide and a vertical line crossing it of 36 cm wide; and 5 eight pointed stars, the central star being 65 cm tall (point to point) and the other stars 60 cm tall, representing ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Federated Malay States

    • The flag of the Federated Malay States (Negeri Negeri Melayu Bersekutu) represented the union of the four Malay states of Selangor, Perak, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang in a federation as a protectorate under the British Crown. The flag was striped horizontally with an overall 1:2 to ratio with white stripe at the top, r ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland

    • The Flag of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was a modified British Blue Ensign. Centred in the fly of the flag was a depiction of the shield from the Federation's Coat of Arms. The rising sun is taken from the Arms of Nyasaland (now Malawi), the lion rampant is taken from the Arms of Southern Rhodesia (now Zim ... Read »


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    • Flag of Tanganyika Territory


    • Flag of the Arab Revolt

    • The Flag of the Arab Revolt was a flag used by the Arab nationalists during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during World War I. The flag was designed by the British diplomat Sir Mark Sykes, in an effort to create a feeling of "Arab-ness" in order to fuel the revolt. Although the Arab Revolt was only ver ... Read »


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    • Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands

    • United States of the Ionian Islands

      The Flag of the United States of the Ionian Islands was used between 1815 and 1864. The flag consisted of a British blue ensign with the coat of arms of the predecessor state, the Septinsular Republic on it with a red border. The United States of the Ionian Islands were created as a result of the Treaty of Paris i ... Read »


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    • Flown flag

    • A flown flag is a flag that has historic meaning, sentimental value, or has been flown for a special occasion. Flown flags have traditionally been handed out by dignitaries during special occasions and events. Since 1937 the United States Capitol Flag Program has been taking requests for flags to be flown over the US ... Read »


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    • Fort Sumter Flag

    • The Fort Sumter Flag is a historic United States flag with a distinctive, diamond-shaped pattern of 33 stars. The flag was lowered by Major Robert Anderson on April 14, 1861 when he surrendered Fort Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, at the outset of the American Civil War. Anderson brought the flag ... Read »


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    • Flag of Galicia and Lodomeria

    • Flag of Galicia and Lodomeria - created after 1772 when this previously Polish province had been annexed to Austria. Until 1849 Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria constituted one crownland with Bukovina and used the blue-red flag consisting of two horizontal stripes of equal width. Following the separation of Bukovina an ... Read »


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    • George Rogers Clark Flag

    • The George Rogers Clark Flag is a red and green striped banner in the model of American Flags commonly associated with George Rogers Clark, although Colonel Clark did not campaign under these colors. The “Clark” flag was made in Vincennes, Indiana, and likely flew over Fort Sackville even before Clark arrived ... Read »


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    • Flag of Goshen

    • The flag of Goshen was the official flag of the short-lived South African territory of Goshen from 1883 to 1885. The state of Goshen arose from a war in Bechuanaland in 1881-82. It was established by a group of mercenaries who had fought in the war. Goshen's independence was short-lived, though, as it was occupied ... Read »


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    • Flag of Gran Colombia

    • The flag of Gran Colombia was based on Francisco de Miranda's tricolour, which served as the national flag of the First Republic of Venezuela. The general design of the Gran Colombian flag served as the model for the current flags of Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador, which emerged as independent nations at the breakup o ... Read »


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    • Green Ensign

    • The Green Ensign (Irish: An Meirge Uaine) is a historical flag flown by some Irish merchant vessels from the 17th century to the early 20th century. The flag consists of a green field with a golden harp and a canton containing either the English Flag (St George's Cross) or a version of the Union Jack. This flag has ap ... Read »


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    • Habsburg flag

    • The Habsburg flag consists of two equal bands of black (top) and yellow, and was used in the Habsburg Empire and is also the house flag of the House of Habsburg. Its colors come from the Coat of Arms of the Holy Roman Empire: the golden field and the black, double-headed eagle. The original form of this flag, introduc ... Read »


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    • Historical colours, standards and guidons

    • During Middle Age, the units had not really colours. They got often the heraldry of their lord. The armies got the fleurdelisé, a kind of French national flag : blue with lys flowers, because lys flowers were the symbol of France and of the King of France, until the 19th century. The King of France had also a ... Read »


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    • Ink Flag

    • The Ink Flag (Hebrew: דֶּגֶל הַדְּיוֹ‎, Degel HaDyo) was a handmade Israeli flag raised during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War to mark the capture of Umm Rashrash. On March 5, 1949, Israel launched Operation Uvda, the last military maneuver of the war. On March 10, the ... Read »


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    • Flags of the English Interregnum

    • There were a variety of flags flown by ships of the Commonwealth during the Interregnum of 1649–1660. At sea, royalist ships continued to fly the Union Jack of 1606, while on 22 February 1649 the Council of State decided to send the parliamentary navy an order (signed by Oliver Cromwell on 23 February) that "the ... Read »


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    • Karava heraldry

    • Karava Heraldry includes a large number of Karava flags that have survived the ravages of time. Many are illustrated in E. W. Perera’s monumental book titled ‘Sinhalese Banners and Standards’. Beknopte History, 1688 describes a white flag charged with a red flag hoisted on royal ships (JRASCB XI No. ... Read »


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    • Flag of the State of Katanga

    • The flag of the now-defunct State of Katanga was designed by an architect Louis Dressen, former manager of Banque du Congo Belge in Elisabethville (modern-day Lubumbashi). Components of the flag had to represent the motto of Katanga: Force, espoir et Paix dans la Prosperite ("Power, Hope and Peace in Prosperity"). The ... Read »


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    • Flag of Khiva

    • Flag of Khiva

      Flag The Khanate of Khiva was a Central Asian Turkic state that existed in the historical region of Khwarezm from 1511 to 1920, except for a period of Afsharid occupation by Nadir Shah between 1740–1746. The Khans were the patrilineal descendants of Shayban (Shiban), the fifth son of Jochi and grandson of Genghis ... Read »


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    • Cantabrian labarum

    • Cantabrian Labarum

      The Cantabrian labarum (Cantabrian: lábaru cántabru or Spanish: lábaro cántabro) is a modern interpretation of the ancient military standard known by the Romans as Cantabrum. It consists of a purple cloth on which there is what would be called in heraldry a "saltire voided " made up of curved lines, with kn ... Read »


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    • Lion and Sun

    • Lion and Sun

      The Lion and Sun (Persian: شیر و خورشید‎‎, Shir o Khorshid) is one of the main emblems of Iran, and between 1846 and 1980 was an element in Iran's national flag. The motif, which illustrates ancient and modern Iranian traditions, became a popular symbol in Iran in the 12th centur ... Read »


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    • List of South African flags

    • This article lists the flags of the various colonies and states that have existed in South Africa since 1652. ... Read »


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    • Flag of Moresnet

    • Flag of Moresnet

      Flag Neutral Moresnet or Altenberg (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ.ʁɛ.nɛ]) was a small Belgian–Prussian condominium in central-western Europe that existed from 1816 to 1920 and was jointly administered by the United Kingdom of the Netherlands (Belgium after its independence in 1830) and the Kingdo ... Read »


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    • Flag of Natal

    • The flag of Natal was the official flag of the South African colony of Natal from 1870 to 1910. It formed part of a system of colonial flags that were used throughout the British Empire. In a series of decisions made in 1864, 1865, and 1869, the British government decided that every colony should have a distinctiv ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Natalia Republic

    • The flag of the Natalia Republic was the official flag of this short lived South African state, which existed from 1839 to 1843. Emigrant Boers ('voortrekkers') from the Cape Colony established an independent state in 1839, on territory conquered from the Zulus. They named it 'Natalia'. It is uncertain what flag ... Read »


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    • Flag of New Holland

    • The Flag of New Holland, also known as the Flag of Dutch Brazil, was the flag used by the Dutch West India Company for the territories that were under its control in Brazil from 1630 until 1654. The flag consists of three horizontal stripes in the colors of the flag of the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands (red ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Nieuwe Republiek

    • The flag of the Nieuwe Republiek was the official flag of this short-lived South African state from 1884 to 1888. The Nieuwe Republiek ('New Republic') was established in north-western Zululand by a few hundred Boer farmers in August 1884 after they signed a treaty with the Zulu king. By agreement with the neighbo ... Read »


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    • Old Glory

    • Old Glory is a nickname for the flag of the United States. The original "Old Glory" was a flag owned by the 19th-century American sea captain William Driver (March 17, 1803 – March 3, 1886), who flew the flag during his career at sea and later brought it to Nashville, Tennessee, where he settled. Driver greatly pr ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Orange Free State

    • The flag of the Orange Free State was the official flag of the Orange Free State from 1857 to 1902. It was superseded by the flag of the Orange River Colony. When the Orange Free State became an independent republic in February 1854, the government hoisted a red, white and blue flag. Details of the exact design ha ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Orange River Colony

    • The Flag of the Orange River Colony was the official flag of the Orange River Colony in South Africa from 1903 to 1910. It formed part of a system of colonial flags that was used throughout the British Empire. It was superseded by the Flag of the Union of South Africa. In a series of decisions made in 1864, 1865, ... Read »


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    • Flags of the Ottoman Empire

    • The Ottoman Empire used a variety of flags, especially as naval ensigns, during its history. The star and crescent came into use in the second half of the 18th century. A buyruldu (decree) from 1793 required that the ships of the Ottoman Navy were to use a red flag with the star and crescent in white. In 1844, a versio ... Read »


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    • Flag of Mandatory Palestine

    • During the British Mandate over Palestine between 1920 and 1948, the de facto flag was the Union Jack or Union Flag of the United Kingdom, but several localised flags existed for Mandate government departments and government officials. The only Palestine-specific flag not restricted to official government use was the P ... Read »


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    • Flag of Pallava

    • The Flag of Pallava (Tamil: பல்லவர் கொடி) was used by the Tamil Pallava Kingdom. The Pallava royal insignia was the Simha (Lion) and Nandi (Bull) which was changeable. Each Pallava king had his own personal banner. Example, Narasimhavarman II used the lion as his e ... Read »


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    • Flag of Pandya

    • The Flag of Pandya (Tamil: பாண்டியர் கொடி) was used by Pandyan Dynasty consisted of the single fish or twin fish. There is no reference or description about the flag. Therefore, any Pandya flags used in media are created for the purpose of illustration. T ... Read »


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    • Flags of the Philippine Revolution

    • During the Philippine Revolution, various flags were used by the Katipunan secret society and its various factions, and later, after the Katipunan had been dissolved, the Philippine Army and its civil government. Other flags were the personal battle standards of different military zone commanders operating around Mani ... Read »


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    • Prince's Flag


    • Flag of Prussia

    • The state of Prussia had its origins in the separate lands of the Margraviate of Brandenburg and of the Duchy of Prussia. The Margraviate of Brandenburg developed from the medieval Northern March of the Holy Roman Empire, passing to the House of Hohenzollern in 1415. The Duchy of Prussia originated in 1525 when Albert ... Read »


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    • Raven banner

    • The raven banner (Old Norse: hrafnsmerki; Middle English: hravenlandeye) was a flag, possibly totemic in nature, flown by various Viking chieftains and other Scandinavian rulers during the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries. The flag, as depicted in Norse artwork, was roughly triangular, with a rounded outside edge on which ... Read »


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    • Flag of Rhodesia

    • The flag of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) changed many times as a result of political changes in the country. Before 1953, the then Colony of Southern Rhodesia followed British colonial practice, by using a Blue Ensign with the Union Flag in the canton and the shield from the colony's coat of arms in the fly. In 1953, Sout ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Republic of the Rio Grande

    • The Flag of the Republic of the Rio Grande was used in 1840, during 283 days from January 17 to November 6, as long as the republic existed. This country was formed by the northeastern Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas. The flag was no longer used following the defeat of the Republic of Rio Gran ... Read »


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    • Saint Patrick's Saltire


    • Samara flag

    • The Samara flag (Bulgarian: Самарско знаме, Samarsko zname, Russian: Самарское знамя, Samarskoye znamya) is one of the most important military symbols of the Bulgarian Army. Sewed by local nuns and given to the Bulgarian volunteers in the ... Read »


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    • Sashimono

    • Sashimono (指物, 差物, 挿物) were small banners historically worn by soldiers in feudal Japan, for identification during battles. Sashimono poles were attached to the backs of the chest armor (dou or dō) by . Sashimono were worn by common soldiers, known as ashigaru and the elite samurai ... Read »


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    • Flag of Serbia and Montenegro

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      State Union of Serbia and Montenegro

      The flag of Serbia and Montenegro was adopted on 27 April 1992 originally as the flag of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1992–2003) and remained in use after the state was renamed to the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro in 2003 and until the country's dissolution in 2006. It is the same flag used by the S ... Read »


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    • South Africa Red Ensign

    • South Africa

      The South Africa Red Ensign was used as the unofficial flag of the Union of South Africa between 1910 and 1928. The flag was a red ensign defaced with the Coat of arms of South Africa on a white disc. When the Union of South Africa was created in 1910, the only flag that had official status within it was the Union Jac ... Read »


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    • Flag of the South African Republic

    • The Flag of the South African Republic was the flag of the former Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek or in English translation, the South African Republic, which existed from 1852 to 1877, and 1881 to 1902. Two flags were used : (1) the so-called 'Vierkleur' (Four-colour) from 1857 to 1874 and again from 1875 to 1877 and 188 ... Read »


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    • Flags of the Soviet Republics

    • The Flags of the Soviet Socialist Republics were all defaced versions of the flag of the Soviet Union, which featured a golden hammer and sickle, (the only exception being the Georgian SSR, which used a red hammer and sickle), and a gold-bordered red star on a red field. When Byelorussia and the Ukraine were the f ... Read »


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    • Flag of Transvaal

    • The Flag of Transvaal was the official flag of the Transvaal colony in South Africa from circa 1903 to 1910. It formed part of a system of colonial flags that was used throughout the British Empire. It was superseded by the flag of the Union of South Africa. In a series of decisions made in 1864, 1865, and 1869, t ... Read »


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    • Flag of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands

    • The flag of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) consisted of a light blue field that contained six white stars centered in a circle pattern. The stars symbolized the six districts of the former trusteeship: the Marianas, the Marshall Islands, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei (including Kosrae), and Palau. The blue fie ... Read »


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    • Van Dorn battle flag

    • The Van Dorn battle flag is a historical Confederate flag with a red field depicting a white crescent moon in the canton and thirteen white stars; and trimmed with gold cord. In February, 1862, Confederate general Earl Van Dorn ordered that all units under his command use this flag as their regimental colors. The 4th M ... Read »


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    • Vexillology

    • Vexillology is the scientific study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general. The word is a synthesis of the Latin word vexillum ("flag") and the Greek suffix -logia ("study.") The constitution of the International Federation of Vexillological Associations (known b ... Read »


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    • Flag of Yugoslavia

    • Yugoslavia

      The flag of Yugoslavia was the official flag of the Yugoslav state from 1918 to 1992. The flag's design and symbolism are derived from the Pan-Slavic movement, which ultimately led to the unification of the Southern Slavs and the creation of a united south-Slavic state in 1918. The design of the flag was three equal h ... Read »


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    • List of Yugoslav flags

    • This is a list of flags that were used by and in Yugoslavia. For more information about the national flag, visit the article Flag of Yugoslavia. ... Read »


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    • Z flag

    • The Z flag is one of the international maritime signal flags. In the system of international maritime signal flags, part of the International Code of Signals, the Z flag stands for the letter Z ("Zulu" in the NATO Alphabet) when used in letter-by-letter alphabetic communication. When used alone, it means "I requir ... Read »


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