domingo, 7 de mayo de 2017

Do you know these flags?
CHOOSE ONE FLAG. Post a comment to the comments section and write:
  • name.
  • country.
  • when it was designed.
  • who uses it.


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BIG QUESTION: HOW DOES THE BRITISH FLAG REFLECT THE NATURE OF THIS COUNTRY??

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  1. Its name is ´Y Ddragig Goch´. It means The red Dragon in Welsh. It was officially adopted in 1959. It was used by the king of Gwynedd who was called Cadwaladr in the north-west of Wales from 655 to 682. In 1485, Henry VII used it for the Battle of Borsworth. The red dragon was associated with Wales for centuries. one of the theory is the the Romans brought the emblem during the ocupation of Britain.
    The flag is green and white. the stripes were added by the house of Tudor, the Welsh Dynasty that held the English Throne from 1485 until 1603.

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  2. Flag N°3
    Saint Patrick's flag
    Northern Ireland
    It's a religious flag with a White background and red lines on the front which are called St. Patrick's saltire (also known as Saint Patrick's Cross) Who is the Ireland's patron.
    It is only use at churches, at Commonwealth games and in the national team.
    To sum up, in 1800, when the Irish Government was ruled by the British Government, Saint Patrick's Cross was added to the Union Jack.

    Peñalva Carol

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  3. 1-Union Jack
    The British flag is called the Union Jack. It’s made up of three crosses. They are the crosses of the patron saints of England, Scotland and Ireland. In 1801 the crosses were made into one flag to represent the union of the three countries (the origins of the earlier flag date back to 1606 with the union of England and Scotland). It’s called this because it is always flown on the jack-staff (main pole) on navy ships.

    Luciana Campodónico

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  4. Flag N°4: The Scotland flag is also know as St Andrew's Cross or the Saltire. It has a white cross over a blue background. It represents the cross where Saint Andrew, the Scotland's patron saint, was crucified. The flag first appeared in the 16th century and it has seen some changes since then. This flag, is the officially recognized flag of Scotland and it flows on public buildings and is used by Scotland teams in international competitions. It also can be used by any individual, local authority, school or hospital without obtaining express consent.

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    1. Sources: http://www.scottish-at-heart.com/flag-of-scotland.html
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Scotland

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  5. Flag Nº5: This is the England flag, derived from St George's Cross.
    It has a red cross just in the middle of a white base.
    England flag was used as a component in the design of the Union Flag in 1606.
    This flag is used by the British Royal Navy,that its own flag consist of the St George's Cross and a Union Flag in the canton. The flag of the City of London is also based on the English flag, having a centred St George's Cross on a white background, with a red sword in the upper hoist canton. In addition, the flag appears in different Churches, in sporting events and in many others celebrations.

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  6. Number 1
    The Union Jack or Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom. The flag also has an official or semi-official status in some other Commonwealth realms. Further, it is used as an official flag in some of the smaller British overseas territories.
    The Union Jack also appears in territories that are former British possessions or dominions.
    The present design of the Union Flag dates from a Royal proclamation following the union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801.The flag combines aspects of three older national flags: the red cross of St George of the Kingdom of England, the white saltire of St Andrew for Scotland (which two were united in the first Union Flag), and the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland.

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  7. Number 1
    The Union Jack or Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom. The flag also has an official or semi-official status in some other Commonwealth realms. Further, it is used as an official flag in some of the smaller British overseas territories.
    The Union Jack also appears in territories that are former British possessions or dominions.
    The present design of the Union Flag dates from a Royal proclamation following the union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801.The flag combines aspects of three older national flags: the red cross of St George of the Kingdom of England, the white saltire of St Andrew for Scotland (which two were united in the first Union Flag), and the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland.

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  8. Flag number 1: The flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly know as the Union Jack or Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom.
    The current design of the Union Jack dates from the union of Ireland and Great Britain un 1801. It consists of the red cross of Saint George (patron Saint of England), edged in white, superimposed on the Cross of St Patrick (patron Saint of Ireland), which are superimposed on the Saltire of Saint Andrew (patron Saint of Scotland). Wales, however, is not represented in the Union Flag by Wales's patron Saint, Saint David, as at the time the flag was designed, Wales was part of the Kingdom of England.

    Romina Rapanelli

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  9. Complete answers! Anyhow, remember to AKNOWLEDGE your answers, i.e. these are OBVIOUSLY not YOUR words. Did you look up the info in an encyclopedia? in a dictionary? a book? an web resource?
    Use quotation marks when necessary.

    stella

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  10. Number 3 = St. Patrick's Saltire.

    It is called “St Patrick's Saltire”, also known as the “Cross of St Patrick” (Bratach Naomh Pádraig), represents Saint Patrick; the patron saint of Ireland. It it shown as a red saltire (an X-shaped cross) on a white field.

    The red saltire's association with Saint Patrick dates from the 1780s, when the Order of Saint Patrick adopted it as an emblem. This was a British chivalric order established in 1783 by George III. There is some evidence that a similar saltire was occasionally used to represent Ireland before this. It is often suggested that it derives from the arms of the powerful Geraldine or FitzGerald dynasty. Most Irish nationalists reject its use to represent Ireland as a "British invention".
    After its adoption by the Order of Saint Patrick, it began to be used by other institutions. When the 1800 Act of Union joined the Kingdom of Ireland with the Kingdom of Great Britain, the saltire was added to the British flag to form the Union Flag still used by the United Kingdom.

    The Saint Patrick's Saltire represents Northern Ireland indirectly as Ireland in the Union Jack. It is sometimes flown during Saint Patrick's Day parades in Northern Ireland, and is used to represent Northern Ireland during some royal events.
    It is also used by some unionists, the Church of Ireland on an all-Ireland basis, and is incorporated into symbols and emblems of various organisations and bodies throughout Ireland.
    When flags representing the "Home Countries" of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are flown at official ceremonies, Northern Ireland is sometimes represented by the St. Patrick's Cross.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Saltire

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  11. Flag number 2

    This flag is used by Wales since 1959, when It was adopted, and the time when the territory belonged to the Roman Empire.
    This flag is called Draig Goch (the Red Dragon in English). In the flag we can see a red dragon on a green and White field Battle. The symbol of King Cadwaladr was taken and placed it un the background representing "House of Tudor" when he went to fight in the Battle of Basworth.
    The flag is a symbol of Roman colonization, his army used dragons as banners.

    Lucas López.

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  12. *Number 4 (The flag of Scotland)

    *Name: This flag it's known as St Andrew's Cross or the "Saltire"
    country.

    *when it was designed: According to a legend, it was designed in 832 A.D after Óengus II led an army of Picts and Scots into battle against the Angles. It's said that Óengus promised that if he was granted the victory in the battle, he would appoint Saint Andrew as the patron saint of Scotland, that nicht he dreamed of the saint who promised him the victory. The next day, in the battle a cross-like shaped cloud appeared above them in the middle of the cerulean sky. They interpreted this as the crux decussata upon which Saint Andrew was crucified. Thinking that they had his favor, they won even with the disadvantage in numbers. As promised Saint Andrew was proclaimed as the protector of Scotland and the flag represents that.

    *Who uses it: It's used by the Scottish Government and the military institutions on land, but It can't be used by any individual, actually you need an especial permission to fly the Saltire flag.


    Celeste Espeche.

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  13. Flag Number 5.
    This is the England's flag,its name is Saint George's Cross and has represented England in the Middle Ages and the Crusades. Because of its use since 16 th century,it became one of the most important symbol of England. Besides,it was used as a component in the design of the Union Flaf in 1606; however,the English flag has no official status within the United Kingdom.

    Vanesa Longhi.

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  14. Flag number 3
    Name: St. Patrick's
    Country: Northern Ireland
    Who uses it: the Saint Patrick's Saltire is sometimes used by the government to represent Nothern Ireland alongside the other countries of the United Kingdom but is not considered a national flag.

    The third flag is called Saint Patrick's saltire and represents Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is formed of two red diagonal lines which create an 'X-shaped cross' on a white field.
    Regarding the origins of this flag, they are not well definite. However, after the creation of the Order of Saint Patrick, an Anglo-Irish chivalric order in 1783, they adopted this flag as an enblem of the order. Later on it started being used by other institutions and it was incorporated to the British flag to form the Union Flag or Union Jack when the Kingdom of Ireland and the Kingdom of Great Britain were joined in the 1800 Act of Union.

    Sources:

    http://www.bandeiragalega.com/es/celt/irlanda.htm

    http://enwikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick's_Saltire

    Yamila Nair Aranda

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    2. Sorry! The second source is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Saltire

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  16. Flag nº2 The Flag of Wales, also known as ´Y Ddraig Goch' the red dragon, was adopted in 1959, some think that is possible that the dragon is an element that may come from Roman cohorts established in the territory.
    There is also a traditional story about a battle between a red and a white dragon ( the white was the reprsentation of evil) and the story tells that the noise made for the constant battles between the dragons was enough to leave those who listened without descendants.
    So they set a trap, got the dragons drunk and caged them in a huge hole, they stay there until another king sets them free, following the advice of merlin, finally the red dragon wins. So the king chooses the red dragon as symbol of the flag.
    I loved the story, was very interesting.

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  17. Number 4
    Scotland actually has two flags, but only one of them is recognized as Scotlands' offical national flag - and that's the Saltire.

    The actual word 'Saltire' means 'a cross with diagonal bars of equal length' and the national flag of Scotland is made up of a white saltire on a blue background. First hoisted in 1512, it's believed to be one of the oldest flags in the world still in use today.
    If the flag being almost 500 years old seems pretty impressive, you're about to be even more impressed because the use of the white saltire cross as scottish icon/emblem dates back to the 13th and 14th Century.
    It was approved as the flag/badge of the Scottish people in a statute made in 1388.

    Damaris Martinez

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  18. Flag n° 1
    The British Flag it's a Symbol of Unity.
    The Union Jack is a transnational flag full of historical significance. It represents the union of different countries and the growth of a family of nations whose influence extends far beyond the British Isles.
    The Flag of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is popularly called as the Union Jack. It is officially known as the Union Flag. The flag is a blue field with the red cross of Saint George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of Saint Patrick (patron saint of Ireland), which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of Saint Andrew (patron saint of Scotland)
    The name "Union Jack" became official when it was approved in Parliament in 1908. It was stated that "the Union Jack should be regarded as the National flag.

    Micaela Balderrama

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  19. Flag Nº 1
    The Union Flag, known as the Union Jack, is the national flag of the United Kingdom. The name "Union Jack" became official when it was approved in Parliament in 1908.
    It is called the Union Flag because it symbolizes the union of the countries of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Northern Ireland), since 1921 only Northern Ireland has been part of the United Kingdom.
    The Welsh dragon was not incorporated into the Union Flag because Wales had already been united to England when the first version of the Union Flag was designed in 1606.

    Camila Romero

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  20. Flag N°5

    It is England's flag and it is represented by a red cross on a white background. This red cross is known as the St George's cross who was the patron saint of the country during the 1200’s. Eventhough it was designed and first raised in 1191,it became England's Official flag in 1278.

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  22. Flag N°3:
    Country: Northern Ireland.
    Name: Saint Patrick’s Saltire (Is a red saltire on a white field).
    Saint Patrick's Saltire, used to represent the island of Ireland or Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.
    The origins of Saint Patrick's saltire are unclear. The first recorded mention of a Saint Patrick's flag is from the journal of John Glanville in 1625.
    The most widespread use of St Patrick's Saltire today is in the Flag of the United Kingdom.
    Flags in Northern Ireland are controversial, their symbolism reflecting underlying sectarian and political differences. Saint Patrick's Saltire is sometimes used as a cross-community symbol with less political baggage than either the Union Flag or the Ulster Banner
    It is one of two flags authorised to be flown on church grounds by the Church of Ireland, the other being the Compass Rose Flag of the Anglican Communion.
    How does the British flag reflect the nature of this country?
    The British flag reflect the nature of Northern Ireland using the red saltire, counterchanged with the saltire of St Andrew, such that the white always follows the red clockwise. The white line of St Andrew above the red of St Patrick.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Saltire

    Padrón, Lourdes

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  23. Number 4: The Flag of Scotland is a white X-shaped cross, which represents the cross of the patron saint of Scotland, Saint Andrew on a blue sky. The flag is called the Saltire or the Saint Andrew's Cross.
    According to legend, in 832 A.D. King Óengus (II) (or King Angus) led the Picts and Scots in battle against the Angels under a king named Athelstan near modern-day Athelstaneford in East Lothian. King Angus and his men were surrounded and he prayed for deliverance. During the night Saint Andrew, who was martyred on a saltire cross, appeared to Angus and assured him of victory. On the following morning a white saltire against the background of a blue sky appeared to both sides. The Picts and Scots were heartened by this, but the Angles lost confidence and were defeated. This saltire design has been the Scottish flag ever since.
    Material evidence of the saltire's use dates from somewhat later. In 1385 the Parliament of Scotland decreed that Scottish soldiers should wear the saltire as a distinguishing mark. The earliest surviving Scottish flag consisting solely of the saltire dates from 1503: a white cross on a red background. By 1540 the legend of King Angus had been altered to include the vision of the crux decussata against a blue sky. Thereafter, this saltire design in its present form became the national flag of Scotland.
    This National Flag of Scotland is the officially recognized flag that is flown on public buildings and carried by Scottish teams in international competitions.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Scotland

    http://www.scottish-at-heart.com/flag-of-scotland.html

    Mercedes Elicegui

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  24. I choosed Flag number 4
    Name: The saltire
    Country: Scotland
    When it was designed: There is no an exactly date or year but we can say it was designed between The 13th and The 15th century.
    Who use it: scottish People
    If I understood well this Flag was designed from a legend which talks about St Andrew, Who was one of The twelve disciples of Jesus Christ. He threatened Romans and they dedided to crusify him but Andrew apparently did not feel good enoungh to be crusified with an equal cross as Jesus and he ask for a different one with a shape of an X. That's why The Name saltire because it represents a diagonal cross.
    Adapted from:
    http://www.scotlands-enchanting-kingdom.com/meaning-of-the-scottish-flags.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Scotland

    Elisa Chamorro.

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  25. Flag Nº5:
    It is the England flag. its name is Saint George's Cross.
    This flag was used as a component in the design of the Union Flag in 1606.
    It is used by the British Royal Navy the flag also appears in different Churches, in sporting events and in many others celebrations.
    Cecilia sirimarco

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  26. Flag 4:
    It is called St. Andrews Cross or Saltire. The word 'Saltire' means 'a cross with diagonal bars of equal length'. This is the Scotland flag. It was designed in the 13th or 14th century and approved as the official flag of Scotland in 1388. Through history the flag has seen some little changes like the shades of the colour blue.
    Nowadays the flag is used on public buildings and by Scottish teams on international competitions.

    Paulina Capparelli.

    Bibliography:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Scotland
    http://www.scottish-at-heart.com/flag-of-scotland.html

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  27. flag nº2 Flag of Wales, also known as the Red Dragon or Y Ddraig Goch
    The flag was granted official status in 1959, but the red dragon itself has been associated with Wales for centuries, though the origin of the adoption of the dragon symbol is now lost in history and myth. A possible theory is that the Romans brought the emblem to what is now Wales during their occupation of Britain in the form of the Draco standards borne by the Roman cavalry, itself inspired by the symbols of the Dacians or Parthians.

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  29. FLAG Nº2

    NAME: “The Red Dragon”

    COUNTRY: Wales

    WHO USES IT: It is used by the Welsh, over public and private buildings throughout Wales. Welshmen, women and children carry the dragon as a symbol of pride in their history and culture.

    WHEN IT WAS DESIGNED: In 1485, but it was not until 1959 that it became officially recognised.

    SUMMARY: In the flag you can see a red dragon on a green and white field battle. The green and white stripes of the flag were additions by the House Tudor (Henry VII, The first Tudor king).
    As with any ancient symbol, the appearance of the dragon has been adapted and changed over the years.
    The current flag was officially adopted in 1959, and is based on an old royal badge used by British kings and queens since Tudor times. The red dragon itself has been associated with Wales for centuries, and the flag is claimed to be the oldest national flag still in use.
    The red dragon was even said to have been used as the British standard at the Battle of Crecy in 1346, when the Welsh archers, dressed in their beloved green and white, played such a crucial role in defeating the French.
    And although Owain Glyndwr raised the dragon standard in 1400 as a symbol of revolt against the English Crown, the dragon was brought to England by the House of Tudor, the Welsh dynasty that held the English throne from 1485 to 1603.
    As the national flag of Wales, the red dragon appears to have regained popularity in the early part of the twentieth century, when it was used for the 1911 Caernarfon Investiture of Edward, Prince of Wales.

    SOURCE: www.historic-uk.com

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  30. SOME entrie don't have a SOURCE!. Please, remember to aknowledge the source, i.e. where you have taken the info from.
    e.g. SOURCE: ....., AVAILABLE AT: www. ......

    stella :-)

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  31. Flag n°3. This flag is called St. Patrick's saltire and it represents Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. The first recorded mention of this flag is from the journal of John Glanville in 1625 and is it is used by northern Ireland.
    Valentina Mazas. (I know I'm out of the deadline, sorry)

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  32. nº1 The British flag:
    -name:commonly known as the Union Jack or Union Flag
    It was designed in 1606 below the order of King James VI was meant to be used on ships on the high seas, and it subsequently came into use as a national flag following the Treaty of Union and Acts of Union 1707. It is called the Union Flag because it symbolizes the union of the countries of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Northern Ireland)
    Rebeca Rianelli

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  33. Number 2: Flag of Wales. The flag's name is "The Red Dragon" and its country is Wales. It is used by the welsh.
    The Welsh flag has been officially been recognized as the national flag of Wales since 1959, but the red dragon has been associated with Wales for hundreds of years. It is often claimed to be the oldest national flag still in use. There is a theory that the Romans took the dragon emblem with them during their occupation of Britain, but it could be even older. The flag's green and white stripes were added by the House of Tudor, the Welsh dynasty that held the English throne from 1485 to 1603.

    Source: www.worldflags101.com

    Marolla Luciano

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  34. Flag N° 5:
    Name: Saint George´s cross
    Country: England
    Year of desing: 1606
    Who uses it: The British Royal Navy
    Agostina Sanguinetti

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  35. Flag n°4
    Name:St Andrew's Cross or the Saltire.
    It is the national flag of Scotland. It is flown by all individuals and corporate bodies as well as Scottish teams in international competitions. It is also used by the Scottish Government buildings. Unless it is a United Kingdom "national day", then it shall be lowered and replaced with the Union Flag.
    It was first hoisted in 1512, it´s believed to be one of the oldest flags in the world still in use today.

    Sources:
    http://www.scottish-at-heart.com/flag-of-scotland.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Scotland

    Mariana Giménez

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  36. Flag number 5:
    Is Cross of St. George and it's the England's flags. It appeared in the Middle Ages during the Crusades. This flag was used by the braves to fight for the religion but at the same time by the official army. There's other theory, it explains that firstly the Cross of St. George was the flag of Genoa and then it was of England's flag in 1190. The Cross of St. George also apear in some shields like London, Lincoln, York, Aragon, Genoa and Milan.

    Anahí Estrella

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  37. .Name:Union Jack alsa known Union Flag.
    .Country:Is the national flag of United Kingdom.
    .Designed: it was designed in 1801.Consist of the red cross of Saint George,edged in white,superimposed on the cross of ST Patrick.

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  38. Flag number 1: The Union Jack

    Country: United Kingdom

    Designed: The flag of England is derived from St George's Cross.The association of the red cross as an emblem of England can be traced back to the Middle Ages, and it was used as a component in the design of the Union Flag in 1606. Since the 1990s it has been in increasingly wide use, particularly at national sporting events

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_England

    Extra info: Which countries are keeping union jack on their flags?
    Fiji is to remove the UK's union jack from its flag, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has announced.
    The Commonwealth Pacific nation gained independence from Britain in 1970 - Mr Bainimarama said it was "time to dispense with the colonial symbols".
    BBC News considers the position of other nations which feature the union jack on their flags.
    Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-31120924/which-countries-are-keeping-union-jack-on-their-flags


    Lopez Ma Laura

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  39. Flag number 2: Although the dragon has been used in Wales for many years, it wasn't until the 20th century that it became an official symbol.
    The flag incorporates the red dragon of Cadwaladr, King of Gwynedd, along with the Tudor colours of green and white. It was used by Henry VII at the Battle of Bosworthin 1485, after which it was carried in state to St Paul's Cathedral. The red dragon was then included as a supporter of the Tudor royal arms to signify their Welsh descent. It was officially recognised as the Welsh national flag in 1959.

    Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/history/sites/themes/flag.shtml
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Wales

    Agustina Massa

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