Korean Unification Flag

BY ALEX CROUCH The Korean peninsula hasn’t had a unified native government since 1910 when Japan annexed Korea. After Japan’s defeat in 1945 the peninsula was divided along the 38th Parallel (North), the Soviets controlling the North, the United States the South. We’re all aware of how vastly different North and South Korea are, but […]

Flag of Belarus

BY ALEX CROUCH This Sunday (7th June) sees the Belarus’ current flag celebrate its 20th anniversary. Belarus’ 1995 referendum on state symbols saw a 3:1 majority of those who voted in a 64.7 per-cent turnout, vote in favour of the design that bears a striking resemblance to the flag used by the Byelorussian S.S.R. The […]

Flag of Sápmi

BY ALEX CROUCH Sápmi (commonly known as Lapland) is mostly located within the Arctic Circle, stretching through the north of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia’s Kola Peninsula. The Sami people (or Lapps) adopted their current flag on 15th August 1986 at the 13th Nordic Sami Conference in Åre, Sweden. Designed by Astrid Båhl, it saw […]

Flag of Yemen

BY ALEX CROUCH This Friday (22nd May) a unified Yemen – and its flag – will celebrate their silver jubilee. Twenty-five years ago the new country needed a flag, and like many of Yemen’s Arab neighbours, the nation took lots of inspiration from the Arab Liberation Flag. First used in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, […]

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