Red, White, Black

In the previous post, I blogged about the flag of Egypt which made me realised that there are another 3 flags with the same colour bands; red, white and black. In all the 4 flags, the colours represent exactly the same symbolism and are derived from the Arab Liberation flag. As I have mentioned before the colour white represents a bright future replacing oppression (black) which was overcome by bloody struggle (red).

Yemen‘s flag is the simplest with just the 3 colour bands.

Yemen Flag

Egypt‘s flag is similar to Yemen’s with just a national emblem centred in the white band. The national emblem is of a gold Eagle of Saladin facing the hoist side with a shield superimposed on its chest above a scroll bearing the name of the country in Arabic

Egypt Flag

The flag with two small, green, five-pointed stars in a horizontal line centered in the white band is the flag of Syria. The two stars represents the constituent states of Syria and Egypt.

Syria Flag

The Iraq flag has an Arabic script in the centre of the white band which reads Takbir, meaning God is Great.

Iraq Flag

Hopefully now I can differentiate between the four flags.

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