Flag of South Sudan

BY ALEX CROUCH South Sudan, the 193rd and most recent edition to the United Nations, adopted its flag 10 years ago today (9th July). Today also marks the fourth anniversary of their independence from the Republic of Sudan. The flag itself is the same one used by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement, and similar to […]

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 […]

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