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10 Country Flags and What They Stand for

Be it the Union Jack of the Great Britain or the Stars and Stripes of the USA, we are filled with a sense of pride when we see our country’s flag fluttering high. Each flag has its own story to narrate. Find out what some country flags have to say to you.

10 country flags and what they stand for

Australia
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What it stands for
The Union Jack stands for the British colonization of Australia. The seven pointed stars symbolize the six Australian states and territories. The constellation of stars seen on the right side can be observed from each state.

Brazil
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What it stands for
The colors yellow and green stand for the Royal Houses of Bragança and Habsburg. The 27 stars are the 27 states of Brazil (keeps changing as new states are added). The blue circle and stars are the representation of the sky over Rio de Janeiro on the day when Brazil was declared a Republic.

China
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What it stands for
The red color symbolizes the revolution and the bloodshed. The big, yellow star is the Communist Party of China and other smaller stars are said to be the ethnic groups in China. The yellow represents the bright future of China.

India
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What it stands for
The saffron represents sacrifice and courage; white for purity and green for fertility. The 24 spokes of the Wheel of Law symbolize 24 hours of the day and the never-ending circle of life.

United Kingdom
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What it stands for
The red cross with white outline is the St. George’s cross (saint of England). The diagonal white cross on blue base is the St. Andrew’s cross (saint of Scotland). The diagonal red cross on white base is the St. Patrick’s cross (saint of Ireland). Thus, all the three countries are represented in the flag.

Japan
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What it stands for
“The land of the rising sun”, as Japan is popularly known, has the sun in the center of the flag. The white stands for purity and honesty. The red disc represents the sun which means warmth, sincerity and bright future.

Kenya
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What it stands for
Black stripe is the symbol of African people and the red one is the struggle for freedom. The green is the symbol of the vast natural and agricultural resources of Kenya. The emblem in the center is a mark of Kenya’s struggle for independence and defending that freedom.

Mexico
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What it stands for
The green color stands for hope; white for religion; red for independence. The coat of arm’s narrates an Aztec legend about an eagle eating a snake at a place which is now the Mexico city.

Greece
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What it stands for
The nine stripes are the nines Muses. The white and blue are the sea and the sky of Greece along with the white waves and the clouds. The cross is the symbol of Greek Orthodoxy.

Nepal
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What it stands for
The red color is the traditional color of Nepal with blue representing the peaceful environment. The two triangular portions are the Buddhism and the Hinduism. The sun and the moon symbolize the country’s desire for longevity.

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