Jamaica's flag was originally designed with horizontal stripes, but this was considered too similar to the Tanganyikan flag, and so the saltire was substituted. It hints at the Scottish and Irish roots of much of the population, while black, green, and gold are Pan-African colors, representing the country's black majority population. An earlier interpretation of the colors was, "hardships there are but the land is green and the sun shineth."

Jamaica's flag was originally designed with horizontal stripes, but this was considered too similar to the Tanganyikan flag, and so the saltire was substituted. It hints at the Scottish and Irish roots of much of the population, while black, green, and gold are Pan-African colors, representing the country's black majority population. An earlier interpretation of the colors was, "hardships there are but the land is green and the sun shineth."

Designed and adopted in 1957 and flown until 1959 before being reinstated in 1966, the flag of Ghana was the first African flag after Ethiopia's to feature the Pan-African colors.  The black star was taken from the flag of the Black Star Line, and the serves as a symbol of African emancipation.  The red represents the blood of those who fought and died for Ghanaian independence, the gold symbolizes the country's mineral wealth, and the green stands for the country's forests and natural…

Designed and adopted in 1957 and flown until 1959 before being reinstated in 1966, the flag of Ghana was the first African flag after Ethiopia's to feature the Pan-African colors. The black star was taken from the flag of the Black Star Line, and the serves as a symbol of African emancipation. The red represents the blood of those who fought and died for Ghanaian independence, the gold symbolizes the country's mineral wealth, and the green stands for the country's forests and natural…

Benin's flag was originally instated in 1959 to replace the French Tricolor, but was replaced in 1975 when the People's Republic of Benin was established.  After the regime collapsed in the Revolutions of 1989, the new government promptly restored the original pre-1975 flag.  The yellow and green symbolize the northern savannahs and palm groves located in the south of the country and the red the blood shed by those who fought for Dahomey.  Benin uses the Pan-African colors, which coincide…

Benin's flag was originally instated in 1959 to replace the French Tricolor, but was replaced in 1975 when the People's Republic of Benin was established. After the regime collapsed in the Revolutions of 1989, the new government promptly restored the original pre-1975 flag. The yellow and green symbolize the northern savannahs and palm groves located in the south of the country and the red the blood shed by those who fought for Dahomey. Benin uses the Pan-African colors, which coincide…

Egypt's flag is a red-white-and-black tricolor with the nation's symbol - the Eagle of Saladin - centered on the white band. The three bands were taken from the Arab Liberation flag and date back to the Egyptian Revolution of 1952.  The red represents the time before the revolution, and the oppression faced under the monarchy and British occupation.  The white symbolizes the bloodless nature of the Revolution, white the black represents the end of the oppression of the Egyptian people.

Egypt's flag is a red-white-and-black tricolor with the nation's symbol - the Eagle of Saladin - centered on the white band. The three bands were taken from the Arab Liberation flag and date back to the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. The red represents the time before the revolution, and the oppression faced under the monarchy and British occupation. The white symbolizes the bloodless nature of the Revolution, white the black represents the end of the oppression of the Egyptian people.

Honduras's flag was based on the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America.  The five stars form an X on the flag, representing the five nations of the former Federal Republic of Central America and the hope that they might once more join together in that union.  The two blue bands represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and the white the land between the oceans that comprises the country.

Honduras's flag was based on the flag of the Federal Republic of Central America. The five stars form an X on the flag, representing the five nations of the former Federal Republic of Central America and the hope that they might once more join together in that union. The two blue bands represent the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and the white the land between the oceans that comprises the country.

The flag of Niger has been a national symbol for the Republic of Niger since 1959, a year prior to the country's formal independence from France.  The top orange band is said to represent the northern regions of the Sahara Desert, the white to represent the River Niger, and the lower green is commonly interpreted as the fertile regions of southern Niger.

The flag of Niger has been a national symbol for the Republic of Niger since 1959, a year prior to the country's formal independence from France. The top orange band is said to represent the northern regions of the Sahara Desert, the white to represent the River Niger, and the lower green is commonly interpreted as the fertile regions of southern Niger.

The flag of Botswana is a flag consisting of a light blue field cut horizontally in the centre by a black stripe with a thin white frame. Adopted in 1966 to replace the Union Jack, it has been the flag of the Republic of Botswana since the country gained independence that year. It is one of the few African flags that utilizes neither the colours of the Pan-Africanist movement nor the colours of the country's leading political party.

The flag of Botswana is a flag consisting of a light blue field cut horizontally in the centre by a black stripe with a thin white frame. Adopted in 1966 to replace the Union Jack, it has been the flag of the Republic of Botswana since the country gained independence that year. It is one of the few African flags that utilizes neither the colours of the Pan-Africanist movement nor the colours of the country's leading political party.

Tajikistan was the last of the former Soviet states to reveal it's new flag: November 1992. The colors and strips allude to the country's Persian culture, the green representing Islam and generosity, the white purity, snow, cotton, and unity, and read both unity, the sun, and victory. The crown represents the people and the seven stars allude to a Tajik legend about heaven being comprised of seven orchids separated by seven mountains each with a star on top.

Tajikistan was the last of the former Soviet states to reveal it's new flag: November 1992. The colors and strips allude to the country's Persian culture, the green representing Islam and generosity, the white purity, snow, cotton, and unity, and read both unity, the sun, and victory. The crown represents the people and the seven stars allude to a Tajik legend about heaven being comprised of seven orchids separated by seven mountains each with a star on top.

The tricolor used in Venezuela was designed in 1811 during the Venezuelan War of Independence. The stars were added later, and their number and placement varied throughout the years.  The yellow represents the wealth of the land, red represents courage, and the blue represents independence from Spain:  "Golden" America separated from "bloody" Spain by the big, blue ocean.

The tricolor used in Venezuela was designed in 1811 during the Venezuelan War of Independence. The stars were added later, and their number and placement varied throughout the years. The yellow represents the wealth of the land, red represents courage, and the blue represents independence from Spain: "Golden" America separated from "bloody" Spain by the big, blue ocean.

Adopted on December 2, 1975, the current flag of Laos had been used previously: once by the short-lived Lao Issara government (1945-1946) and then by the Pathet Lao.  It's the only flag of a currently Communist country that doesn't use the five-pointed star as an emblem.  The white disc used instead is said to represent a full moon against the Mekong River.

Adopted on December 2, 1975, the current flag of Laos had been used previously: once by the short-lived Lao Issara government (1945-1946) and then by the Pathet Lao. It's the only flag of a currently Communist country that doesn't use the five-pointed star as an emblem. The white disc used instead is said to represent a full moon against the Mekong River.

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