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Flag Facts

  1. Military Flags Old and New

    Military Flags Old and New

    Across the world there are lots of fascinating military flags used by branches of the army, as well as naval ensigns used by nautical forces, such as the navy. Flags and signs have been used as far back as the Bronze Age for warfare and became common especially during the medieval period. While the use of military flags in war is no so common nowadays, branches of the armed forces still enjoy flying their own ensigns around the barracks and at special events. In particular, they are popula... Read more »

  2. The History of the World Cup

    The History of the World Cup

     

    A lot of people can’t remember a time when there wasn’t football on the television. That is because the game has been around a long time! When it comes to international football, we have all heard of the FIFA World Cup; but, ... Read more »

  3. History of Flags

    History of Flags

    Simply speaking, a flag is just a piece of material flown from a mast or pole, yet each flag design is bursting with history…

    The use of flags can date back to around 1000 BC, wh... Read more »

  4. Venezuela Flag Facts

    Venezuela Flag Facts

    The current flag of Venezuela was adopted on 12th March 2006. The flag consists of a horizontal tricolour of yellow, blue and red. Across the blue band is an arch of eight white stars. The inclusion of the National Coat of Arms in the top left corner is optional.

    The use of a tri-colour of yellow, blue and red dates back to 1811. The flag was designed by Francisco de Miranda (... Read more »

  5. Vietnam Flag Facts

    Vietnam Flag Facts

    The flag of Vietnam consists of a yellow star on a red background. Red is the colour often associated with the international communist movement. The Vietnam flag uses red to symbolise its social revolution and the blood lost in achieving this. The star represents the five classes of society in Vietnam – intellectuals, farmers, workers, businessmen and military.

    Prior to the WWII, Vi... Read more »

  6. Australia Flag Facts

    Australia Flag Facts

    One of the most recognisable national flags has to be the iconic Australian flag which displays the Union Jack along with the Commonwealth Star and the Southern Cross on a blue field. So, when was the Union Jack first seen on Australian soil?

    Lieutenant James Cook (a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy) landed at Botany Bay on the 29th... Read more »

  7. Armenia Flag Facts

    Armenia Flag Facts

    In Ancient times, the Armenian’s would enter battle displaying carvings such as dragons, lions or eagles mounted on poles. With the introduction of Christianity, the Armenian’s adopted a number of different flags which represented the various dynasties – the flags again incorporated images such as eagles and lions.
    In the 19th century, Armenia was split between the Persian and the Ottoman Empires, which marked a period where the country did not have a recognised fl... Read more »

  8. Yemen Flag Facts

    Yemen Flag Facts

    On 22nd May 1990, Yemen (Republic of Yemen) became one country after the unification of North Yemen and South Yemen.
    The Flag of Yemen was adopted on 22nd May 1990. The flag is the same as the Arab Liberation Flag of 1952. This flag was the inspiration for the flags of North and South Yemen prior to unification. The design of the Yemen flag is a horizontal tricolour of red, whi... Read more »

  9. Argentina Flag Facts

    Argentina Flag Facts

    The flag of Argentina was first used by Manuel Belgrano (an Argentine economist, lawyer, politician and military leader) with the original design based on the Cockade of Argentina which Belgrano had created during the Argentine War of Independence after noticing both the royalist and patriotic forces were using the same colours - Spain's yellow and red. The flag used the same blue and white col... Read more »

  10. Zambia Flag Facts

    Zambia Flag Facts

    Zambia (formerly Northern Rhodesia) gained independence from the United Kingdom on 24th October 1964. It is a landlocked country in Southern Africa and its capital is Lusaka.
    The flag of Zambia was adopted on 24th October 1964. The flag is used both as the national flag and ensign (ensign is a flag flown on a vessel to indicate its nationality). The Zambia flag has a green bac... Read more »

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