posted on Feb, 13 2012 @ 08:46 PM
It appears some countries have gone through several flag changes.
German Flag History:
The current German flag was adopted on May 9, 1949. The German flag has actually been used at least three times in German history. It was adopted in
1848 and was abolished in 1852. It was then readopted as the flag of the Weimar Republic on August 11, 1919, and again abolished on March 12 1933,
when it was replaced by the flag of the Third Reich. The German flag was also used by the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) until 1959, but a
coat of arms to it from 1959 to 1989. Germany separated into two countries after the Second World War and reunited on October 3, 1990, and this flag
Interesting German Flag Facts:
The colors of the German flag now represent the unification of Germany.
From 1935 to 1945, the German flag featured a red background with a black Swastika in the middle of it on a white circle.
The former East German flag (1959 to 1989) featured Communist emblems on it.
Mexican Flag History:
The current Mexican flag was adopted on September 16, 1968. Mexico gained independence from Spain on September 21, 1821, and at that time introduced a
basic flag of green, white and red diagonal stripes. The Mexican coat of arms - which represents the 1325 founding of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán
(on the site occupied by Mexico's modern capital, Mexico City) - was added in 1823. The coat of arms has changed several times since then and this has
resulted in several modifications to the Mexican flag.
Interesting Mexican Flag Facts:
In Mexico the flag is often called the Bandera Nacional.
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