Throughout the world, flags are the symbols behind which the citizens of all nations rally. Military organizations fight as much for their flags as for themselves. Each national flag represents something special: something unique that has its own, invaluable place in human history. National flags are typically created to say something about the countries they represent. Studying the flags of the world can tell a lot about the history of the nations.
For example, the flag of Spain includes the Spanish coat of arms with three blocks of color. Together, these comprise four parts of the flag, and each part represents one of the four provinces that all merged together to become the modern Spain. Those provinces were Navarre, Leon, Castille and Aragon. While there have been several versions of the Spanish national flag over the years, the current version has been in use since 1981.
The Mexican flag is another good example of how these banners tell a historical story. Like Spain, the Mexican flag uses the national coat of arms in a prominent place in the design. There are also three blocks of color, but they are red, white and green (instead of the two blocks of red and one block of yellow that Spain uses). These colors are the colors of the Mexican Liberation Army, which was instrumental in achieving Mexico's independence from Spain.
World Flags to Honor History
Teachers often buy world flags to teach their students about world history. The colorful, engaging nature of world flags easily captures the attention of most children. For flags from nearly every country, contact Flag Emporium.