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Questions about the meaning of political symbols.

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What is the deal with national birds across European countries?

Yesterday congress of Czech second-biggest political party ODS took place. On one of the vice-chairman positions were elected Alexandr Vondra. In his candidate speech, he mentioned that from all ...
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Donkey as Democratic Party symbolic animal

How come the US Democratic Party is OK with being associated with a donkey? Couldn't they push for a more flattering animal? An elephant has stronger positive connotations. Couldn't they try to be ...
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What does this symbol (Turkish coat of arms) mean?

Can you tell me what the symbol below means? I would like to know more about it. Tell me everything about every one piece.
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What is the significance of Macron's proposed status change to the European Flag, and what steps would be needed to make this a reality?

President Macron said he wants to officially recognize the status of flag of Europe (my translation). Does this mean that the flag has been decorative only up until now? What would officially ...
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What is this lapel pin insignia Steve Bannon is wearing?

What organization is represented by this pin insignia? There appears to be three slightly different designs. It is worn by Steve Bannon, the former Breitbart editor and current trump advisor, during a ...
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What is the significance of a black and white Union Jack?

I was recently in the town of Levanto on the Italian coast between Genoa and La Spezia, when I noticed, flying above an apartment building, a Union Jack. The red and blue sections were replaced with ...
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Who decides which US Flag design will be used when additional states are admitted?

In the question If Puerto Rico becomes the 51st U.S state, would the U.S flag be altered to include 51 stars?, it was pointed out that there have already been several proposed designs for a 51 Star US ...
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Why is banning communism symbols so hard to achieve as opposed to banning of Nazi symbols?

NOTE: to narrow down the question, I will make the following narrowing: Nazi symbols: salute and the swastika used in clear connection to Nazi (i.e. not this one) Communist symbols: hammer and sickle ...
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What is this blue badge that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe likes to wear?

After seeing a picture on Donald Trump's Twitter featuring Shinzo Abe and then visiting the Wikipedia page about Shinzo Abe, I noticed in the two pictures he's wearing the same two badges on his suit ...
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What are the flags beside the US flag at Trump's inauguration day?

What are the flags beside the US flag at Trump's inauguration (marked by an arrow in the picture below)?
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What is this symbol doing on Donald Trump's podium?

So, I noticed during the recent press conference that Donald Trump appears to have a symbol on his podium. It roughly looks like this symbol: In Britain, this is a common road sign, seen on one-way ...
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Union Flag After Scottish Independence [closed]

If Scotland votes to break away from the United Kingdom, which seems more likely after the Brexit vote, what will happen to the Union flag? I don't think many people would like to see the lack of blue ...
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Is there a symbol for Democracy or Democratic Republic?

Is there a symbol or flag for Democracy or a Democratic Republic? This would be something general, not for a political party or country (unless the country happened to adopt a general symbol).
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Did Hezbollah ever have a flag with a nuclear mushroom cloud on it?

In this video Salman Rushdie claims Hezbollah and Hamas was using mushroom clouds as their flag (1:31). Christopher Hitchens claims the Hezbollah's party symbol and flag was a mushroom cloud in Beirut ...