25 Astounding Things You Never Knew About Flags

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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Texas is the only US state where citizens pledge allegiance to the state flag as well as the national flag

Texas is the only US state where citizens pledge allegiance to the state flag as well as the national flagSource: dfwchild.com, Image: wikipedia
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According to the United States Flag Code, the US flag cannot be used for advertising in any way

According to the United States Flag Code, the US flag cannot be used for advertising in any waySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Nepal has the only non-quadrilateral flag

Nepal has the only non-quadrilateral flagSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Of the remaining countries, Switzerland and the Vatican City are the only nations to have square flags. The rest are all non-square rectangles

Of the remaining countries, Switzerland and the Vatican City are the only nations to have square flags. The rest are all non-square rectanglesSource: quora, Image: balachandar Radhakrishnan via Flickr
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Monaco and Indonesia have identical flags except for the dimensions (Monaco's flag is narrower)

Monaco and Indonesia have identical flags except for the dimensions (Monaco's flag is narrower)Source: quora, Image: wikipedia


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