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Top 10 National Flags And Their Histories

Top 10 National Flags And Their Histories

National Flags

Flags always represent countries and it has been a tradition for quite a long time. You may have seen a number of opening ceremonies in the last week at Rio. 3rd millennium BC was the era when the oldest flag was introduced and it became useful while in battles and a friend was foe. National flags represent the histories and are identification to the country.

Complicated or simple it can be which stands for a symbol which usually stem back to the history. They represent a religious respect for the nation which is perceived in the today’s world. Here, national flags are going to be discussed along with their meanings.

10) France


The flag of France is an inspirational source for other flags. This is the flag which has three bands equally with the vertical bands and they inspire indirectly or directly by the French and it is easily recognizable.  Tricolor flag was the first one to be adopted by the French. They have used blue, white and red color in their flag. They are stemmed from the French revolution which was held in 1789. Distinct banners were needed to oppose the sides for pre revolution. White flag was there for France and had a lot of fleur de lis.

White color in the flag is strongly bonded with the dates and monarchy in the Joan of Arc in 1400s. White baner was used with a Jesus picture in the English battles. It was 1789 when this revolution took place with the inspiration of Jesus picture. Paris flag was made of the vertical bands in blue and red. This flag is an identity of France. Red color in this flag represents the Abbey of St. Denis banner. It is also famous as “golden flame” or “Oriflamme”.

9) Netherlands

The flag of Dutch was the tricolor and the oldest of all which also dated back in time while the 9th century. Different arrangements are made with the similar things and they are used in 1572 with the rebellion of Netherlands and it was used since 1572. It was the time when Netherlands was doing this under the Prince of Orange fight for independence in against King Philips II in Spain.

The present day of flag was designed with orange and did not use red color in it. Orange was the color which represented Prince’s coat of arms. This flag was changed in early 1630s. This flag became an inspiration for the region in the previous time. This flag was officially launched in 1630.

The flag is based on the flag of Dutch in old time.it has tricolor which is called Russia and it has states in Europe which drew an inspiration to the Russia and states like Slovenia, Slovakia and Serbia.

8) Palestine


This flag was not recognized by a lot of people in the national states of Palestine and they were striking the original flag resemblance to the Arab Revolt and fought against rule of Ottoman in the WWI end. The colors used in this flag of Palestine were the color which were used during the Revolt of Arab and Arab states are many in number which are also known as the Pan Arab Colors.

This flag is also like the flag of Jordan. Tricolor has made it the best one due to a red triangle which issues hoist and due to the three horizontal brands in it. There are four colors which are used were mentioned in a verse by the Iraqi poet in the 14th century by the Safi Al – Din Hilli.

“Red our swords, green our fields, black our battles, white are our acts”

The colors were chosen according to the representation and they are the Khawarij whciha re also the Islamic states of the revolt revolution in Caliph Ali. Islamic prophet in the rule of Andalusia who remained from remained in action from 756 to 1355. It was an assassination attempt by the Fatimid Dynasty which took up the colors for all the banners. The Caliphate of Umayyad took up the colors for all the symbols in the first battle of Prophet at Badr. Black represents Muhammad Himself.

7) South Korea

South Korea

Officially adopted in 1949 with the existence in the early 1880s with the flag of South Korea and is also famous as Great Extremes or Taegukki. This flag is white and it represents purity and peace. It has blue and red in its corner. Yin – Yang represents the extremes in it.

Divination of Chinese I Ching was texted from the 900 BC. It was used earlier in Eastern Europe when this flag was dated for about few years back in the version of Chinese. It represents all the aspects of belief with the universe which has positive duality and negative which also does not exist in it.

Yin Yang is surrounded by the four groups which have three short and long bars known as Kwae. I Ching text is a part of this and represents about four elements of natural form which are classic as well. The broken bars represent yin and the bars are unbroken which symbolize yang. This Kwae is known for heaven and it has broken bars in fire and sun.

6) Venezuela


The flag of Vanezuela is dated back with the independence war in 1810 and ended at 1823 which was fought against Spanish Empire. The design and color of this flag was attributed with the Francisco de Miranda and unsuccessfully it liberated in 1806 in Venezuela. This variation in flag came into existence. It showed a complex of unequal red blue and yellow strips. It also has white canton which shows a emblem complex.

In this war, the war duration was variated in 1821 with this tricolor and adopted a region named Gran Colombia. This was a region and a republic of Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Panama. They both had color in identical to these flags for every other day.

In 2006 from 1864, this flag contained seven star arches in its middle portion. It also represented about seven provinces which supported the independence war. The coat of country arms was placed in the top left corner. It has red color in it which represents Spain and blue color in it may be for Venezuela which represents Spanish Empire. Atlantic Ocean is represented which separates these two. Yellow color stands for the country’s new and richest opportunities.

The modification was later done in 2006 which was an additional star in the country’s memory. Guyana is the historical region of the country.

5) United Kingdom

It is still not sure that the kingdom which is considered to be the best after this Bexxi and they are called as a Union Jack and this kingdom was made with the individual flags in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. The England flag was known as St. George’s Cross. Richard was the person who made this red cross a white field while in the Third Crusade which was used by the French.

The flag of Scotland was famous as St. Andrew’s cross in the Saltire. The origin revolves in the martyr St. Andrew. He is the patron of the Scotland. According to this legend, he crucified on a cross of X – shaped. This was the symbol which appeared in 1180 in Scotland in the reign of William. It was confirmed by the historical use of White X on the fields which were blue in 1542. Scottish and English were merged with each other in 1606 after James IV of Scotland and became the ruler of three British Isle Kingdom.

St. Patrick’s Saltire was begun with the Ireland which became associated with the 1783 and it adopted emblem in the Order of Saint Pattrick. It was created by the English King George III. The nationalists of Ireland were disregarded in such symbol. They are considered in the English invention and then in 1801, they were inclusion in the Kingdom of Ireland.

4) Denmark

The flag of Danish is the oldest one and they are still usable in today’s world. It has got simple designing over it and the field is rectangular. The cross shifts to the hoist. It is the country like Sweden, Faroe Island, Iceland, Finland and Norway. It is the archipelagos by Orkney and Shetland. It has got variations in its color. In this Danish flag, colors are disappeared with the specific symbolism. Its color shows symbols of bravery and strength.

During the Battle of Lyndanisse, this was waging in Crusade against the Estonians. This fight was shifted to the pagans in their favor. They won this battle by making a huge record of the flag in 1300s.

3) United States of America

The banner is star spangled and it traces the revolution of America. 13 colonies were originally in that country which represented white and red horizontal stripes on this flag. This old glory was the Union Jack of the upper left corner and this was replaced back with the 13 stars placed on its back. It has a total of 50 stars which represented about 50 stars.

The pattern of star in this flag is in a way which shows that protest and the protest that ends on independence. It was signed by the independence declaration of the flag colors and its details. Its speculations were more likely to be designed by Francis Hopkinson.

In 1912, Congress specified about the blue field which was positioned in it and the points in its stars were parallel to the red and white stripes according to its arrangement.

2) Ethiopia

Ethiopia is identified with the red yellow and green colors. The inspiration of flag draws with the Genesis Book. The association of these colors must be with rainbow from the Flood story. Colors are same which are used with the Ethiopian Empire flag in 1897. Italians were defeated decisively in the Adwa battle. Three colors were used in Ethiopia in the early 17th century. Official banner was a part of it in the Empire of Ethiopian in dynasty of Solomonic. Red color in it defines the equality and freedom. Green color is for labor, fertility and development. Yellow is for justice and hope.

The flag of South Africa is a combination of the colors which represent Netherlands flag and it adds this Ethiopian flag in the outline of five pointed stars in this blue disc. The colors in their flag represent about the sex, creed and race of Ethiopians.

1) Nepal

The flag of Nepal has four sides which have a shape and are formed with the two triangles that intersect. The red color in it is Rhododendron national flower of Nepal. The border is blue in color and it symbolizes peace. It is adopted in 1962 and the unusual shape is designed with the mountains of Himalayan which is an important aspect in the Nepal.

The sun present in the lower triangle represents the fierce resolve and determination. Upper part is in the moon which represents harmony, tranquility and peace. Elements are together and represent the hope for Nepal which ever lasts two bodies which are heavenly.

The design of flag constructs with the constitution which gives about 24 steps in mathematical walkthrough to design flag inimically. This flag was used for about 2, 000 years and more.