10 Hidden Meanings in World Flags

by Adam

Recently, Indy100 published a list of ten “hidden meanings” behind international flags, which “aren’t all that hidden” if you know what to look for. Thanks to Mary at IDK for sharing the 3 below and check out the full list of ten here.

The Union Flag, also known as the Union Jack, has a blue field but is also a combination of three different national flags: St. George’s cross of England, St. Andrew’s cross of Scotland, and St. Patrick’s cross of Ireland.

UK Flag

When Australia’s flag was created in 1901, the Union Jack was added to show that the country was part of the British Empire. A blue background is a common theme in flags of colonial nations. The seven-pointed stars are supposed to represent Australia’s six states. Below the Union Jack is a white Commonwealth star.

Aussie Flag

The red in China’s flag represents the communist revolution. As for the gold stars, the big one represents the system of communism while the four smaller ones represent the different social classes.

China Flag

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