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    Please post your country's flag/s...and write a little history or fact/s about it.



    The Philippine Flag

    The national flag of the Philippines is a horizontal flag bicolor with equal bands of royal blue and scarlet red, and with a white equilateral triangle at the hoist; in the center of the triangle is a golden yellow sun with eight primary rays, which represent the country's first group of provinces that started the 1896 Philippine Revolution against Spain; and at each vertex of the triangle is a five-pointed golden yellow star, each of which, represent the country's 3 main islands, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. This flag can indicate a state of war if it is displayed with the red side on top.

    The modern design of the Philippine flag was conceptualized by President Emilio Aguinaldo during his exile in Hong Kong in 1897. The first flag was sewn by Marcela Marino de Agoncillo with the help of her daughter Lorenza and Delfina Herbosa de Natividad (a niece of Propagandista José Rizal). It was displayed in battle on May 28, 1898.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Philippines
    [imglink]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/99/Flag_of_the_Philippines.svg [/imglink]

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    Some historical flags of the Philippines...

    (1535-1821) Flag used when the Philippines was a part of New Spain.
    [imglink] http://en.wikipilipinas.org/images/d/d0/NewSpainFlag.jpg [/imglink]

    (1821-1898) Used during Spanish East Indies period.
    [imglink] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c6/Flag_of_Spain_%281785-1873_and_1875-1931%29.svg/750px-Flag_of_Spain_%281785-1873_and_1875-1931%29.svg.png [/imglink]

    (1897) First official flag of the Philippines, created by the Katipunan.
    [imglink] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7c/Philippines_flag_1st_official.svg/800px-Philippines_flag_1st_official.svg.png [/imglink]

    Early flag of the revolution
    [imglink] http://en.wikipilipinas.org/images/8/89/Bandera_03.jpg [/imglink]

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    Polish flags:

    [imglink]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5a/Flag_of_Poland.jpg/220px-Flag_of_Poland.jpg[/imglink]

    and version with herald
    [imglink]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Polish_flag_with_coat_of_arms.jpg[/imglink]


    White and red were officially adopted as national colors in 1831. They are of heraldic origin and derive from the tinctures (colors) of the coats of arms of the two constituent nations of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, i.e. the White Eagle of Poland and the Pursuer (Lithuanian: Vytis, Polish: Pogoń) of Lithuania, a white knight riding a white horse, both on a red shield. Prior to that, Polish soldiers wore cockades of various color combinations. The national flag was officially adopted in 1919. Since 2004, Polish Flag Day is celebrated on May 2.
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    The white flag of the Samogitian lands (and later principality) came into being sometime before the administrative reforms of 1565-66. Its main side, to the right of the shaft, simply depicted the Lithuanian Grand Duke's coat of arms; the other side showed the Samogitian coat of arms. It's possible that the black bear decorated both sides of some of the flags.
    We should also mention Simonas Daukantas, who wrote: "The soldiery, ready for battle, carried a white flag in front, on which there was a shield, divided in two: the top half was yellow and the bottom blue. On the yellow field there was an upright crown and on the blue an inverted crown. Sometimes they carried a white flag with a sitting man and a bear's head. On this flag the following words were written: 'God, creator, let your anger fall on the destroyers and find them.'" The historian took these words either straight from one of the Prussian authors - Kasparas Siucas, Kristupas Hartknochtas, Johanas Voigtas or from Teodoras Narbutas.
    In spite of everything, this white flag that is closely related to the ancient Lithuanian and Baltic world view, may have roots in much more ancient times and have a long historical tradition.



    Current flag:
    http://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaizdas..._Samogitia.png


    The earliest known flags with a Lithuanian identity were recorded in the 15th century Banderia Prutenorum manuscript, written by Jan Długosz. At the Battle of Grunwald in 1410, two distinct flags were present. The majority of the 40 regiments carried a red banner depicting a mounted knight, chasing an unseen enemy. This flag, known as the Vytis, would eventually be used as the Lithuanian war flag, and again in 2004 as the state flag. The remainder of the regiments carried a red banner displaying the Columns of Gediminas.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Al...gs_1410-03.svg


    The birth of the yellow, green, and red tricolor occurred during a drive by other European republics to change their flags. One example that gave life to the idea of the tricolor was the French blue, white and red flag adopted after the French Revolution. The only tricolor that existed for Lithuania before the yellow, green and red flag was a green, white and red flag used to represent Lithuania Minor.[1]

    It is not known who originally suggested the yellow, green and red, but the idea is usually attributed to Lithuanian exiles living elsewhere in Europe or in the United States during the 19th century. These three colors were frequently used in folk weavings and traditional dress.[2] At the Great Seimas of Vilnius of 1905, this flag was favored over the Vytis banner as the flag of the Lithuanian nation. The Vytis, strongly advocated by Jonas Basanavičius, was not chosen for three reasons: the first was that as part of the drive for national identity, the Seimas (the Lithuanian parliament) wished to distance itself somewhat from the flag of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which also encompassed now-distinct nations such as Belarus, and Ukraine. The second issue was the choice of the color red by revolutionaries who aligned themselves with Marxist or Communist causes. And finally, the flag with Vytis would be too complicated and could not be easily sewn.[3]
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...huania.svg.png

    Btw, there was a song explaining the meaning of flag coloirs in it's own way:

    Yellow - sun
    Green - forests
    Red - blood
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    Patria vieja flag
    (1812-1814)
    [imglink]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/90/Flag_of_Chile_%281812-1814%2C_alternative%29.svg/800px-Flag_of_Chile_%281812-1814%2C_alternative%29.svg.png[/imglink]

    Blue: the sky. white: the snowy Andes. Yellow: the golden wheat fields

    Flag of the transition
    (1815-1817)
    [imglink]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/44/Flag_of_Chile_%281817-1818%29.svg/800px-Flag_of_Chile_%281817-1818%29.svg.png[/imglink]

    They changed the Yellow color by red, representing the blood shed in the conflic

    Current Chilean flag
    (1817- )
    [imglink]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/78/Flag_of_Chile.svg/800px-Flag_of_Chile.svg.png[/imglink]

    The flag was inspired in the United States flag and the French flag, that in those days meant freedom and emancipation from the great powers and monarchy.

    As Chile was one united and consolidated state, they put one big star, to make that clear, as a symbol against feudalistic ideas.

    The war for independence lasted from 1814 to 1818, but Chile declared it independence from Spain in 1810, when the king was taken prisoner by Napoleon.

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    A couple of hypothetical flags I designed for the ancient Egyptian and Kushite civilizations...


    Flag of Kemet


    Flag of Kush
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthcentric View Post
    A couple of hypothetical flags I designed for the ancient Egyptian and Kushite civilizations...


    Flag of Kemet


    Flag of Kush
    Cool designs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaquille View Post
    Cool designs!
    Thanks!

    Here is one for the Roman Empire. Now I oughta make another flag design soon that doesn't incorporate as much red as the others...
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