What do the flags of countries like Madagascar, Bhutan and Senegal look like? What are the most colourful flags in the world? What flags are the most complex and which countries flags are the most simple in their design? Flags from every country in the world are unique in their own ways and are one of the most powerful symbols of national pride. Is it any wonder that so much effort goes into everything that makes up a countries flag?
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Here is some interesting trivia about various country's flags, which I found worth talking about.
China's flag, which has a large yellow five-pointed star and four smaller yellow-five pointed stars represent the country's social classes. Specifically; the working class, the peasantry, the urban petty bourgeoisie and the national bourgeoisie (capitalists). Together, they are united under the Communist Party of China. The flag is red to symbolize revolution.
Greece's flag has nine equal horizontal stripes of blue, which alternate with white. Interestingly enough, there is actually no agreed upon meaning for these stripes nor the exact shade of blue to be used. Because of this, the shade of blue has varied from dark to light over time. As for the white cross in the upper-left hand corner, it represents Greek Orthodoxy, which is the established religion of the country. It sounds like Greece could use the help a branding expert.
Mexico's flag contains the country's coat of arms in the middle, centered in the white band, which represents peace and honesty. The coat, which is an eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus, comes from a legend about the country's Aztec where they were to settle on a location where they would see an eagle on a cactus, eating a snake. Where the ended up settling became Mexico city. The green band of the flag signifies hope, joy and love while the red stands for hardiness, bravery, strength and valour.
Kuwait's flag has three equal horizontal bands of green, white and red with a black trapezoid based on the hoist side. Its colours and design come from the Arab Revolt flag from the first World War. The colour green stands for fertile fields, white for purity, red for blood on Kuwaiti swords and black for the defeat of their enemies.
Namibia's flag has a wide red stripe, edged by narrow white stripes that divide it from its top to lower sections. The red signifies the heroism of the people and their determination to build a future of equal opportunity for all. The white stripes stand for peace, unity, tranquility and harmony. Blue is for the Namibian sky and the Atlantic ocean; also the country's water resources and rain. The green symbolizes vegetation and agricultural resources. Finally, the picture of the sun is for power and existance.
There are around 200 countries in the world so this is only trivia about a few of the many flags from every country in the world. What is some of your favourite trivia that you would like to share? What flags are your favourite? Leave your thoughts below as a comment.