History of National Flags

India - National Flag - India's National Flag
India
December 4, 2006 3:07am CST
I am collecting the history of all national flags.. Can you help me ppl by adding your history? Request you to add photo also, if possible. let me add india's THE NATIONAL FLAG OF INDIA is in tricolour ( TIRANGA) of deep saffron (Kesari) at the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom in equal propotions. The Indian flag is a horizontal tricolour in equal proportion of deep saffron on the top, white in the middle and dark green at the bottom. The ratio of the width to the length of the flag is two is to three. In the centre of the white band, there is a wheel in navy blue to indicate the Dharma Chakra, the wheel of law in the Sarnath Lion Capital. This center symbol or the 'CHAKRA', is a Buddhist symbol dating back to 200th century BC. Its diameter approximates the width of the white band and it has 24 spokes, which intends to show that there is life in movement and death in stagnation. The saffron stands for courage, sacrifice and the spirit of renunciation; the white, for purity and truth; the green for faith and fertility. The design of the National Flag of India was adopted by India's constituent assembly on 22nd july, 1947. It's use and display are regulated by a code. The flag symbolizes freedom. The late Prime Minister Pandit Nehru called it a flag not only of freedom for ourselves, but a symbol of freedom for all people.
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@lauczi (964)
• Poland
5 Dec 06
on polish flag there are 2 same width up white down red. it is a change made from polsih national emblem, white came from colour of eagle, while red from the background. White stands for good and purity of polish nation. Red stands for majesty and power. during wars white meant scars and red blood that Polish army received to protect our country.
@lauczi (964)
• Poland
5 Dec 06
polish emblem - polish emblem 
white eagel on red background
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• India
6 Dec 06
Thanks for the information.