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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
originally posted by: UKTruthThe British Empire did much to the world that would leave a bad taste in the mouth to those on the receiving end. Those feelings get passed down through generations.
But the Union Jack is not seen (by some) in the same way the cross of St George is. Most foreigners love the Jack.............. It sells Minis and Oasis etc. There is something more to it
originally posted by: stormcell
Different eras and times; London in the 1960's (The Swinging Sixties) and 1970's, both are positive views for tourists. But for those from India the Union Jack is a symbol of occupation by the British East India Company.
originally posted by: sapien82
this is really weird, that we are discussing flags, because only the other day I was looking at the reason of red white and blue in the US flag.
Seems like the saltire, st georges cross and the saltire of st patrick were used !
they dropped the st georges cross and kept the rest !
If you simply colour sorry "color" the stars of the union , in a red and blue , the Saltire and St patricks cross are still present in the US flag