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Topic: Flag of land

  Flag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first flags were used to assist military coordination on battlefields, and flags have evolved into a general tool for rudimentary signalling and identification, especially in environments where communication is similarly challenging (such as the maritime environment where semaphore is used).
Flags are used in messaging or advertising, or for decorative purposes, though at this less formal end the distinction between a flag and a simple cloth banner is blurred.
The flag of Cuba is similar to the Irian Jaya flag.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag   (3192 words)

 Flag of Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When the Nazis came to power in 1933 the fl-red-gold flag was entirely removed and replaced with the fl-white-red, though they would eventually, on September 15, 1935, replace virtually all German governmental flags with designs based on the swastika flag that had been their party flag.
The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) had initially used the same flag, but on October 1, 1959 it introduced a communist emblem to the centre of the flag: a hammer (symbolizing the workers), and a pair of compasses (symbolizing the intellectuals) inside ears of grain (symbolizing the farmers).
The national flag is further used as state flag by the highest federal authorities (Bundestag, Bundesrat, Bundesversammlung, Chancellery, Constitutional Court) to show their connection to the German people.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_Germany   (1562 words)

colonial flags of saint vincent and the grenadines
flag of the ferrol squadron 1732-1760 (spain)
proposals for the chuvash flag in 1992 (russia)
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/keywords.html   (1733 words)

 Åland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Åland Islands, or Landskapet Åland in Swedish (Åland pronounced /'ɔː.læn/or /'ɔː.lænd/ in English), or Ahvenanmaan maakunta/Ahvenanmaa (literally Perch's Island) in Finnish are an archipelago at the entrance of the Gulf of Bothnia in the Baltic Sea.
By reason of Åland's autonomous status, the powers exercised at provincial level by representatives of the central state administration in the rest of Finland are here largely in the remit of the Government of Åland (Ålands landskapsregering).
The Åland Islands are guaranteed representation in the Finnish parliament, and elect one representative.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aland   (1794 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
King Charles III established the familiar Spanish flag, with horizontal stripes of red-gold-red and the simple arms of Castile and León as the Spanish ensign, effective on May 28, 1785, and as the Spanish state flag on land, effective March 8, 1793.
This flag (circa 1643 to October 31, 1790) was a simplified version of the French state flag and ensign that bore the entire arms of France on the field of fleurs-de-lys.
This flag was the Confederate naval jack as it appeared after May 26, 1863, and was similar to the battle flag issued to the Army of Tennessee in 1864.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/FF/msf1.html   (2336 words)

 The FAME: Flag Identification Symbols
The Flag Indentification Symbols are used in vexillologic publications to indicate the function of a particular flag with a grid of six cells with dots.
An example of such flag is the flag of Croatia, where on both sides the arms in the crest of the shield are in the same order, i.e.
The flags hoisted in 'normal' way are in all elements the same at the flags that are flown horizontally, but those that have rotated symbol are not, and should be made specially for this use.
www.fortunecity.com /victorian/wooton/6/symbols.htm   (1193 words)

 Burundi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Flag adopted 28 June 1967, ratio set to 3:5 on 27 september 1982, coat of arms adopted in 1966.
Otherwise the flag is used as a state flag and military flag on land.
Unlike the initial information that this would be the flag of the political party called Unité this is the flag of the National Unity is a recognized national flag, theoretically agreed togheter by the ethnic groups to be used at side of the national flag.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/bi.html   (876 words)

 Moldova   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The national flag of the Republic of Moldova - the tricolour - is a rectangular panel consisting of three equal, vertical stripes arranged in the following sequence from the pole: dark-blue (azure), yellow and red.
In the centre (of the flag) on the yellow stripe is placed the state coat of arms of the Republic of Moldova.
The width of the coat of arms is equal to one-fifth of the length of flag, (and) the relationship between the width and the length of the flag is 1:2."
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/md.html   (1794 words)

 Belgium: Flag Officers (Land & Air)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
'Flag Officer' will mean General Officers of the Army and Air Force.
The flag is a square fl-yellow-red tricolor flag with two fl lined white swords placed in saltire in the middle.
A similar flag was prescribed in 1936 for Lieutenant-General.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/be^foff.html   (53 words)

 Royal Union Flag
However, tolerance of the use of a flag is not equivalent to enshrining it as the national flag.
The present Union Flag not only represents a political union of three kingdoms, that of England, Scotland and (Northern) Ireland, it is itself a union of the three flags which separately serve to represent those kingdoms: the crosses of Saints George, Andrew, and Patrick.
A flag that lacks a legal basis is vulnerable to the caprice of fashion: Just as the Union Flag rose with the ascendancy of imperialism at the beginning of the twentieth century, it sank with the resurgence of nationalism in mid-century.
fraser.cc /FlagsCan/Nation/Union.html   (6367 words)

 Flag Break and Flag Lowering - ScoutDocs
The Flag Break ceremony is usually conducted at the opening of a Scouting meeting, camp, or other event as well as every morning at camp.
Flag Lowering are done at the closing of these events and every evening at camp.
A flag on land should not fly at night unless it is fully illuminated.
scoutdocs.ca /Documents/Flag_Break.php   (610 words)

The flag was officially hoisted 1957.03.06, replaced shortly with version with white middle stripe 1964.01.01 to 1966.02.28, when this flag was reintroduced.
The flag is national flag on land and state ensign.
The flag was green with a red saltire and a large fl star in the centre.
www.fotw.us /flags/gh.html   (895 words)

 Great Britain's Union Flag, 1606 - 1801   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Although the British flag underwent a number of changes in the 17th century, the St. George's Cross continued as the official national flag.
Although the post was abandoned in 1727, the Union flag probably flew at the fort.
The current national flag of Great Britain did not come into existence until 1801, so throughout Georgia's existence as a colony, the official land flag would have been the 1707 flag.
www.sos.state.ga.us /museum/html/flag_1606-1801.htm   (178 words)

 Anguilla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
On 1 February 1980 Anguilla became a separate crown colony and later adopted the blue ensign with the former flag as a sort of badge.
The new flag, which was first hoisted on 30 May, 1990, is a blue ensign with a Union Jack in the top left corner and a shield on the right side which shows three orange dolphins on a white background with a turquoise-blue base.
On land this flag is the “unofficial” National flag, to be used for decorative and distiguishing purposes inside and outside Anguilla (the official state flag is the Union Jack).
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/ai.html   (875 words)

 Maine (U.S.)
Note that the military flag was modified in 1954 by the deletion of the top scroll and a change in the wording on the bottom scroll to "Maine National Guard." In addition, the governor, as Commander- in-Chief uses a 3'x 5' indoor State of Maine with fringe, on a staff as his rank flag.
Typically, the Flag as commonly used is 3 by 5 feet or 2 by 3 feet in size, screen printed nylon with the common version of the arms in the center.
Thus, it seems to me that what is shown on the Maine flag in actual use is in fact a legitimate representation of the coat of arms of Maine as prescribed by law and that therefore the supposed distinction between the "official flag" and the "common use flag" is spurious.
www.fotw.net /flags/us-me.html   (1299 words)

 FIAV Flag Information Symbols
The flag laws of Austria were changed a number of years ago and the flag with the eagle was restricted to official use only.
The primary flags of national identification for a British private citizen on land is the Union Jack; for a German, the tricolor; for an American, the Stars and Stripes.
The primary flags of national identification flown by the British Army is the Union Jack; by the Bundeswehr ashore the tricolor with national shield; by the US Army and Air Force, the Stars and Stripes.
flagspot.net /flags/xf-fis.html   (1435 words)

 Ausflag - Australian National Flag (1909-1954)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
the civil flag) was a British Red Ensign defaced with a Southern Cross badge and federation star of the same design as on the current Australian national flag.
Although officially this flag was intended for use at sea only, there was much confusion amongst the public about which flag to fly on land, with the red and blue ensigns and Union Jack often being used interchangeably, depending upon the preference of the user.
The previous Australian flag had a federation star comprising six points to represent the six Australian states.
www.ausflag.com.au /flags/aus1909.html   (292 words)

 Trinidad and Tobago
It is the colour of strength, of unity, of purpose and of the wealth of the land.
The width of the Black and White bands joined side by side at the upper dexter corner of the Flag is one-fifth of the full length of the Flag, and the width of each White band is one-sixth of the width of the Black and White bands together.
The flag for the group is the white RBTT on a blue oval outlined by white and blue lines, centered on a white field.
www.fotw.us /flags/tt.html   (1395 words)

 National Flag of Belgium
This illustration of the Belgium Flag is available for immediate download as a single flag or as part of a complete set of international flags.
Two sizes for each country flag are available: one in the official proportions as specified by the particular country and one in a standardized 3:5 ratio.
Our flag illustrations are used by major book publishers, magazines, government agencies, international organizations, professional sports associations, international companies and professional designers around the world.
www.flagart.com /flags/belgium-nl.htm   (443 words)

 Flag Retirement Ceremony   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The stars and the blue background are no longer vivid reminders of our blue skies and great land of purity, vigilance and justice she should represent.
Now, a fresh new flag, one which has flown over our Nations capital, will fly in her place, to carry on the honor and dignity of “old Glory” which flew many years ago.
May the sprit of this flag be born again in the new flag.
www.proudamericans.org /flag_retire.htm   (306 words)

 Land Direction to Flag Harbor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Flag Harbor is located between Calvert Beach and Long Beach in St. Leonard in Calvert County Maryland.
Continue straight (180 degrees through the circle) and go about 2 miles to second stop sign Turn left onto Flag Harbor Rd and go about 100 yards and then turn right into the Marina parking lot.
Continue straight thru the intersection and go about 2 miles to second stop sign Turn left onto Flag Harbor Rd and go about 100 yards and then turn right into the Marina parking lot.
www.flagharbor.com /landdirections.htm   (190 words)

The Maple Leaf Flag, as the new flag came to be nicknamed, also became Canada's naval ensign, replacing the British White Ensign.
Following this trend, a distinctive flag for the ground forces was introduced in 1998.
Rank flags are the same for generals, admirals and senior officers regardless of component.
tmg110.tripod.com /canada1.htm   (302 words)

 NPS: Nature & Science» Air Resources Division–Permits:FLAG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
FLAG was formed to develop a more consistent approach for Federal Land Managers to evaluate air pollution effects on their resources.
The goals of FLAG have been to provide consistent policies and processes both for identifying air quality related values (AQRVs) and for evaluating the effects of air pollution on AQRVs, primarily those in Federal Class I air quality areas, but in some instances, in Class II areas.
A briefing statement describing the FLAG effort, and a list of commonalities among the three agencies in their treatment of air quality related values are available below.
www2.nature.nps.gov /air/Permits/flag/index.cfm   (392 words)

 FIAV Flag Information Symbols
The symbols were adopted by FIAV in the early 1970's as the standards to use when describing flag usage by "shorthand".
The sixty-four grids for representing a flag are based upon the general useage of the flag.
The first row represents land use, the second sea use, each divided into Civil (private), Nation (state/government) and Military use (war flag).
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/xf-fis.html   (290 words)

 Belarus - Land Forces Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
On October, 24, 2005, by Decree number 496 by the President of the Republic of Belarus has been adopted flag of the Land Forces (Ñóõîïóòíûõ âîéñê) of Armed Forces [Army] of the Republic of Belarus.
On two sides of a cloth in the center of flag is an emblem of the Land Forced in full colors.
The height of an emblem is equal 2/5 of width of a flag.
flagspot.net /flags/by^lf.html   (89 words)

 Burning the Flag in the Land of the Free // Silverberry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The flag is not symbolic of the government nor should it be symbolic with someone's dissatisfaction with the government.
Who were laid to rest with the flag over their coffin representative of the fact that they died for freedom.
to me the flag is nothing special personaly there are many photos of people stabing other ppl with the flag personaly i would rather burn the flag then pledge allegiance to it.
www.silverberry.org /archives/2005/06/23/burning_the_flag_in_the_land_of_the_free.php   (1183 words)

 Flag Day Quotes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the man whose people have been here many generations.
And when we view a flag, which to the eye is beautiful, and to contemplate its rise and origin inspires a sensation of sublime delight, our national honor must unite with our interests to prevent injury to the one, or insult to the other.
In the canton (the square in the corner) are the crosses of Saint Andrew and Saint George, borrowed from the British flag.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/700443/posts   (2523 words)

 National Flag of Saudi Arabia
This illustration of the Saudi Arabia Flag is available for immediate download as a single flag or as part of a complete set of international flags.
Single Flag Download (Windows Version) - Includes 4 versions of the National Flag of Saudi Arabia: both EPS vector format and WMF vector format versions, in both official proportions and a standard sized 3:5 ratio version.
Complete Set of International Flags - The National Flag of Saudi Arabia is also available as part of a complete set of international flags from around the world.
www.flagart.com /flags/saudi-arabia-nl.htm   (449 words)

 United States of America Flag
It is corruption and disgrace, answered always by men who would not let the flag lie in the dust, who have stood up in every generation to fight for the old ideals and the old rights, at risk of ruin or of life itself.
In 1939 the United States Flag Association ruled that Bellamy was the author of the original pledge.
All pledge together: I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
www.grahamcontractors.com /usflag.htm   (1506 words)

 Chiapas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Flags of non-sovereign nations, Flags of non-sovereign nations - Africa, Flags of non-sovereign nations - Asia, Flags of non-sovereign nations - Australia/Oceania, Flags of non-sovereign nations - Europe, Flags of non-sovereign nations - Latin America/Caribbean, Flags of non-sovereign nations - North America
Flag of Easter Island Flag of Hutt River Province Flag of the Maori See also articles about the Australian aboriginal flag (Australian Aborigines) and the Torres Strait Islander flag of the Torres Strait Islands.
Flag of Chiapas Flag of Garifuna People Flag of the Mapuche Flag of the Aymara...
www.experiencefestival.com /chiapas   (1037 words)

 Nunavut Flag
Nunavut - "our land" in the Inuktitut language - has been home to Inuit for millennia and part of Canada for more than a century.
The Nunavut flag colors of blue and gold symbolize the riches of the land, sea and sky.
Red is a reference to Canada and the inuksuk represents the stone monuments which guide people on the land and mark sacred and other special places.
www.athropolis.com /arctic-facts/fact-nunavut-flag.htm   (256 words)

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