Ariel Woodbury


Outstanding, Intermediate, Flags; World; Geography; Countries;

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Book Review


Each country’s flag has a history. The style and color of the flag has symbolism that defines its country. Switzerland’s flag and other square flags are militaristic. Tribands, flags divided into three parallel strips of color, are symbolic of a republican country. Thirty-two countries that were once colonies of the British Empire still have the Union Jack in the upper hoist, the top corner by the flag pole. The Union Jack itself is a merging of the original English, Scottish, and Irish Flags. The history behind the development of our world flags and the individual flags themselves is rich and colorful.