25 Astounding Things You Never Knew About Flags

Posted by , Updated on May 2, 2016

Flags are something we all take for granted. Kind of like passports. Every country has one right? Right? Well, yea. But lets start from the beginning. First of all, what is a country? Who says that your backyard kingdom isn’t a proper nation? That in itself is a disputed topic, but generally a nation has to be recognized by other nations. Of course not every nation is recognized by every other nation so this leads to some complications. But we’re digressing too far, the reason we mention this is because flags are not a given. Every flag is not required to follow the same specifications and be a certain size or work within some preconceived framework. Did you know that the flag of Nepal is basically two triangles stacked on top of each other? And did you know that some countries have pictures of guns and weapons on their flags? Or what about the old French flag that was just blank white. That’s right, it was white and nothing else. The former Libyan flag also opted for a single color – green. This all goes to show that although flags are taken for granted, they are as unique as the countries of the world. These are 25 astounding things you never knew about flags!

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The flag of Mozambique has an AK-47 on it.

The flag of Mozambique has an AK-47 on it.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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During peacetime the flag of the Philippines is flown with the blue stripe on top, but during war it is flown upside down, with the red stripe facing up

During peacetime the flag of the Philippines is flown with the blue stripe on top, but during war it is flown upside down, with the red stripe facing upSource: quora, Image: wikipedia
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The flag of Afghanistan has been redesigned 20 times. That is more than any other country

The flag of Afghanistan has been redesigned 20 times. That is more than any other countrySource: quora, Image: wikipedia
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Although some historians dispute this, Russia is one of the only flags that has no official meaning

Although some historians dispute this, Russia is one of the only flags that has no official meaningSource: wikipedia, Image: pixabay
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Cambodia and Afghanistan are the only two flags to feature buildings in their design

Cambodia and Afghanistan are the only two flags to feature buildings in their designSource: quora, Image: wikipedia

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