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It's standard American Flag Bunting, which is the standard way to render the American Flag in a linear, banner form. You've most likely seen it curled into a half-circle ring for decoration, particularly on the 4th of July, but also at other political events. Here's a picture from around the time of President Obama's inauguration: But the actual form is a ...


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Each time a new state is admitted to the Union, a new star is added on the following 4th of July (Independence Day in the USA). This was last done on 4th July 1960, following the admission of Hawai'i in August 1959. Prior to that, the flag had 49 stars for just 1 year, as Alaska joined in January 1959. The update in the flag is required by the US code and ...


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International politics is anarchy. There is no such thing as an international committee which needs to approve flags and other national symbols. However, more eccentric designs might run into some practical problems. When your design is too intricate, then it might be difficult to reproduce faithfully. You might have to live with some people using a ...


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It's kinda funny that after seeing your post, I searched a lot and I finally found the source of those US flags in Iran. Guess what? They are completely produced in Iran just for the purpose of burning! Read it here. Crazy right? I mean, I'm an Iranian and it totally freaks me out that Ayatollahs' regime spend tons of money to produce the US flags just for ...


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The angle of the photo is pretty bad, but the star isn't actually David's star (despite the six points): note the steeper angles. Also there is a smaller star-like symbol "under" the crescent. All these point to the Coat of arms of Halle an der Saale, Germany (1327), or at least something derived from that. Actually Wikipedia even gives the flag ...


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This is the flag of Sánchez's hometown, Talavera de la Reina, in Castile–La Mancha. Source: Wikipedia


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It's the flag of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers Party: They are in conflict with Turkey because of civil rights violations against Kurds, as well as a desire for a Kurdish nation.


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It currently is. From 1 July: Many held posters or wore T-shirts that said, "Back the blue." ... Two people held up a banner that said, "TRUMP-- KEEP AMERICA GREAT 2020," and someone else stood with a Gadsden flag, which features a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase, "DON'T TREAD ON ME." https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/...


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It was used in 2016 as a symbol of protesting the US’s passing of PROMESA, a law making a board control parts of the island’s economy and having unpopular measures such as decreasing the minimum wage by three dollars. A group painted over a famous mural of the flag with black: After this, it became used all over to protest budget cuts and the weakening of ...


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Indeed, the horizontal black-white-red flag was first widely used in the North German Confederation (post-1866) and subsequently as a flag of the (second) German Empire 1871–1918. In addition to the plain tricolor, a number of other flags based on it or using it in part were used for various other uses such by the army or at sea. In 1919, after the November ...


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The Gadsden flag is not always a political statement, but it almost always is. It wasn't until the ~2010s that it became associated with the Tea Party movement. As wiki notes Starting in the 1970s, the Gadsden Flag became strongly associated with libertarianism. In the 2010s it also became associated with the American Tea Party movement.[22] Because of ...


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What does a black-and-white Puerto Rican flag signify? It's a resistance flag. Described in this Mother Jones article, How a Change of Color for the Puerto Rican Flag Became a Symbol of Resistance, July 4, 2019: Just past 2:00 a.m. on July 4, 2016, four women arrived in front of a rustic wooden door in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. ... But the women felt the ...


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Any country can come up with any flag they want. New countries come up with flags, and even existing ones change flags once in a while (see South Africa or of course the United States). The new flag of South Africa, introduced in 1994: If you're in a democracy, then you will certainly have committees and debates and whatnot, but that's purely internal. ...


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In a word, what I think the OP is missing is the depth and breadth of the Neo-Confederate movement. An ideology of the Lost Cause emerged in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, and variations on this general idea remain highly influential. It is not necessarily the case that everyone who supports the Confederate flag still wants to secede (some do) or ...


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It's the Betsy Ross flag. The first documented usage of this flag was in 1792. The flag features 13 stars to represent the original 13 colonies with the stars arranged in a circle. It is the early version of the American flag. Check the below image for more info. Note on extreme left and extreme right doesn't seem to refer to flags.


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This flag is the symbol of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, also known as the PKK. Their main goal is to establish an independent Kurdish state in a territory currently claimed by Turkey, Iraq and Syria. Several states, including Turkey, The European Union and the United States, consider it a terrorist organization.


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Since there is also a rainbow flag there are also rainbow coalitions. Like Munich: rainbow coalition SPD, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen & Rosa Liste (1996–2014). Red, green, pink (plus the entire LGBTQ rainbow as well). Augsburg: SPD, Grüne, FBU, ÖDP & Freie Wähler (2002–2008). Red, green, undetrmined, orange, undtermined, Osnabrück: SPD, Grüne, Linken, ...


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Apparently it's the President. From USFlag.org: On January 3rd,1959 Alaska was formally granted statehood placing the 49th star on our Flag. Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, 1959 - provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically. Wikipedia identifies the ...


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Flags have a function as military markers. So there is a natural, not quite obsolete, restriction: A nation's flag should not be too similar to any other nation it's at war with or might someday be at war with, and not too similar to either side's allies. For example, if country A was at war with country B, and their navies had difficulty telling their ...


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To understand why flag burning is prohibited, you need to understand this in the context of the fact that, in general, free speech protections in Germany are not as broad and absolute as in the United States. No country in the world makes heavier use of criminal defamation offenses than Germany, and being unnecessarily insulting without making a false ...


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Via Google reverse image search, I was able to uncover it is a rare old American flag with 45 stars in a medallion configuration made after Utah was admitted to the union. Google results are sparse, but I found a little information at this link at this link: RARE 45-STAR MEDALLION FLAG COMMEMORATING THE STATE OF UTAH, 1896. Printed on cotton and framed....


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The chief problem with the question appears to be that it omits the actor. Who should abolish the Confederate flag? As the question already notes, the US government is not the answer to this question. It does not have the right to limit speech in this way. The US government itself does not fly the Confederate flag. It has also banned the use of the ...


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Yes: I've been unable to find out where this photo was taken, so cannot guarantee it was on "home soil". It is notable that when the PM does press briefings at 10 Downing Street, he normally has two Union Flags behind him. It appears that it is entirely proper to fly other flags alongside the Union Flag, including the flag of the EU. Why this is not done ...


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Macron is responding/reacting to Mélenchon's (FR) fight to get rid of the EU flag in parliament. Until now the flag basically was symbolic but not much more. With this move, France will join the 16 other nations (the cited source unfortunately doesn't say which ones) that officially recognize the EU flag and its anthem.


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A reverse image search on the Russian search engine Yandex shows many other pictures of that badge, mostly in auctions. Most of the pages aren't descriptive or link to auction pages with many other badges where it's hard to find this particular badge. This page on meshok.ru.com (seemingly an auction site for collectibles) lists a lot with a picture of the ...


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While I can't be certain what the intention of the person flying the flag might be, supporters of Newcastle United Football Club sometimes wave black and white Union Jacks. Some are on sale at ebay Other suggestions are: An ironic reflection of the phrase "There aint no black in the union Jack" (indicating someone who is black, british and proud). Or it may ...


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One thing that doesn't seem to have been mentioned is that a flag design should 'fly' well. Which means that it should still be fairly recognisable whether there is a helpful breeze blowing it open or no wind at all.


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What you probably saw was this: That is the government flag of Germany. The government flag may only be used by federal government authorities and its use by others is an offence, punishable with a fine. However, public use of flags similar to the Bundesdienstflagge (e.g. using the actual coat of arms instead of the Bundesschild) is tolerated, and such ...


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