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    • History of flags

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    • International Federation of Vexillological Associations

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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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    • Glossary of vexillology

    • Flag terminology is the nomenclature, or system of terms, used in vexillology, the study of flags, to describe precisely the parts, patterns, and other attributes of flags and their display. Flags often inherit traits seen in traditional European heraldry designs and as a result patterns often share names. (cou ... Read »


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    • Ausflag

    • Ausflag is an organisation that was established to promote a new flag of Australia. Ausflag was formed in 1981 by Harold Scruby who has since worked to foster debate on the design of the flag. Prominent Australians that have been involved in the direction of Ausflag include Nicholas Whitlam, Phillip Adams, Cathy Freem ... Read »


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    • Australian National Flag Association

    • Australian National Flag Association

      The Australian National Flag Association (ANFA) was launched in New South Wales at a public meeting in Sydney on 5 October 1983 to oppose suggestions that the existing Australian National Flag is not appropriately representative of the nation, and should be changed, with the late Sir Colin Hines elected as founding Pre ... Read »


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    • Barbados National Pledge

    • The National Pledge of Barbados is as follows According to the Barbados government website, the Pledge was created by Mr. Lester Vaughan, born in 1910. Mr. Vaughan died on September 16, 2003 at the age of 92. ... Read »


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    • Blazon

    • In heraldry and heraldic vexillology, a blazon is a formal description of a coat of arms, flag or similar emblem, from which the reader can reconstruct the appropriate image. The verb to blazon means to create such a description. The visual depiction of a coat of arms or flag traditionally has considerable latitude in ... Read »


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    • Campaign streamer

    • Campaign streamers are decorations attached to military flags to recognize particular achievements or events of a military unit or service. Attached to the headpiece of the assigned flag, the streamer often is an inscribed ribbon with the name and date denoting participation in a particular battle, military campaign, ... Read »


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    • Pan-Slavic colors

    • The Pan-Slavic colors, red, blue and white, were defined by the Prague Slavic Congress, 1848, based on the flag of Russia, which was introduced in the late 17th century. The tricolor flag of Russia was, itself, inspired by the flag of the Netherlands. Historically, many Slavic nations and states have used the flags and ... Read »


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    • Pan-African colours

    • The term Pan-African colours refers to two different sets of three colours: red, gold (not yellow), and green (inspired by the flag of Ethiopia), and red, black, and green. They are used in flags and other emblems of various countries and territories in Africa and the Americas to represent Pan-Africanist ideology. The ... Read »


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    • Pan-Arab colors

    • The Pan-Arab colours are black, white, green, and red. Individually, each of the four Pan-Arab colours were intended to represent a certain Arab dynasty, or era. The black was the colour of the banner of Muhammad and the Rashidun Caliphate; white was used by the Umayyad Caliphate; green was used by the Fatimid Caliphat ... Read »


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    • Flag

    • A flag is a piece of fabric (most often rectangular or quadrilateral) with a distinctive design that is used as a symbol, as a signaling device, or as decoration. The term flag is also used to refer to the graphic design employed, and flags have since evolved into a general tool for rudimentary signalling and identific ... Read »


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    • Flag of Mars

    • The flag of Mars is a tricolour used to represent the planet Mars, its exploration, and its eventual transformation into a more Earth-like world. It is not official in a legal or any other sense, as the Outer Space Treaty forbids the "national appropriation" of celestial bodies by states. The design of the flag wa ... Read »


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    • Genealogical Society of Ireland

    • The Genealogical Society of Ireland (Irish: Cumann Geinealais na hÉireann) is a voluntary non-governmental organisation promoting the study of genealogy, heraldry, vexillology and social history in Ireland and amongst the Irish Diaspora as open access educational leisure pursuits available to all. Founded in 1990, t ... Read »


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    • Great Waters Association of Vexillology

    • The Great Waters Association of Vexillology (GWAV, pronounced gwave) is an organization devoted to vexillology, the scientific study of flags. GWAV has a particular focus on flags of the Midwestern United States. The group was established May 11, 1991, in Kettering, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. Initially, the members met ... Read »


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    • International Federation of Vexillological Associations

    • International Federation of
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      The International Federation of Vexillological Associations (FIAV, French acronym: Fédération internationale des associations vexillologiques) is an international federation of 52 regional, national, and multinational associations and institutions across the globe that study vexillology, which FIAV defines in its ... Read »


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    • North American Vexillological Association

    • The North American Vexillological Association (NAVA; French: Association nord-américaine de vexillologie) is an American and Canadian membership organization devoted to vexillology, the scientific and scholarly study of flags. It was founded in 1967 by American vexillologist Whitney Smith and others. The associatio ... Read »


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    • Portuguese vexillology

    • Portuguese vexillology is the use of flags in Portugal. It originates from the early battle standards of medieval Portugal. In relation to subnational flags, the rule is that they are gironadas or smooth coat with five towers if the municipality or parish is headquartered in a city (cidade), esquarteladas or smoot ... Read »


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    • Southern African Vexillological Association

    • The Southern African Vexillological Association (SAVA) was formed in November 1990 to promote vexillology in Southern Africa. Members of the association are drawn mainly from flag manufacturers, collectors, military historians and generally anyone with an interest in flags. SAVA became a member of the International Fed ... Read »


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    • Ukrainian Heraldry Society

    • Ukrainian Heraldry Society

      Ukrainian Heraldry Society (Ukrainian: Українське геральдичне товариство, Ukrayinske Heraldychne Tovarystvo or UHT) is an Ukrainian non-governmental public organisation, which works on researches in heraldry, sphragistics (sigi ... Read »


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    • Vexilloid

    • "Vexilloid" is a term used tenuously to describe vexillary (flag-like) objects used by countries, organizations, or individuals as a form of representation other than flags. Whitney Smith coined the term in 1958, defining it as: An object which functions as a flag but differs from it in some respect, usually appearanc ... Read »


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    • Vexillum

    • The vexillum (/vɛkˈsɪləm/; plural vexilla) was a flag-like object used as a military standard by units in the Ancient Roman army. The word vexillum is a diminutive of the Latin word, velum, meaning a sail, which confirms the historical evidence (from coins and sculpture) that vexilla were literally "li ... Read »


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