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5 countries with green, white and red flags

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In this article, we will examine five countries represented by green, white and red flags. Many flags around the world use these colors, but we'll pay special attention to flags where green comes first, then white, and finally red. These tricolors can be read left to right, top to bottom, or bottom to top. The flags of Iran, Italy, Mexico, Hungary and Tajikistan were the talk of the day. Below, we'll take a quick look at each one based on their origins, aesthetics, and symbolism.

iran flag

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The Iranian flag is a tricolor flag consisting of three evenly spaced stripes of green, white, and red. In the center of the white band is the country's national emblem, which is red and looks like a tulip.

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The current Iranian flag was introduced on July 29, 1980, following the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Many people outside Iran who are hostile to the government fly flags of different designs, such as a tricolor with a lion and sun in the middle, or a tricolor with no other symbols at all.

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The national flag of Iran is a tricolor flag with horizontal stripes of green, white and red (from top to bottom) with the national emblem of Iran (the word "Allah" in stylized characters) and Taqbir inscribed in Kufic script in the center . It is also known as the Tricolore and Parcame se ring Irân.

Symbolism

It was adopted in 1980 to represent the 1979 Iranian revolution led by Grand Ayatollah Khomeini. Green stands for unity, white for freedom and red for martyrdom.

Italian flag

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The Italian flag is painted horizontally in green, white and red.

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The national flag of Italy also has a tricolor design of green, white and red. On January 7, 1797, in Reggio Emilia, Italy, the Republic of Hispadania became the first independent country in Italy to officially adopt the tricolor as its national flag. Following the events of the French Revolution of 1789-1799. On August 21, 1789, the three-color cockade was launched in Genoa for the first time, showing the national colors of Italy for the first time.

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After the events of January 7, 1797, public support for the Italian flag rose steadily, making it one of the most iconic symbols of Italian unity, officially declared on March 17, 1861, when the Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed, Its national flag is the tricolor flag.

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The Italian flag has three vertical stripes (from left to right) of green, white and red. The flag was modified from that of the Hispanic Republic in 1797, before being officially accepted as the flag of Italy in 1946.

Symbolism

One secular interpretation holds that green represents the Italian countryside, white the snow-capped Alps, and red the blood of Italian wars of independence and unification. According to the second religious view, these colors represent faith, hope and charity respectively.

mexican flag

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The national flag of Tajikistan is red, white and green.

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The Aztec civilization that flourished in Mexico in the 1300s is likely the ancestor of the country's flag. However, in its current form it has been in use since 1821, when Mexico won its freedom from Spain. In 1968, it received official recognition.

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The Mexican flag has three vertical stripes (from left to right) of green, white and red. The Mexican coat of arms is located in the center of the flag and depicts an eagle with a snake in its talons.

Symbolism

The red ribbon on the Mexican flag represents the allies of Spain who helped fight for independence. These connotations have evolved slightly in modern times. Today, green stands for revival and progress, white for harmony and red for the blood of the martyrs who defended Mexico.

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hungary flag

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The flag of Hungary is red, white and green.

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Hungary adopted its current flag on May 23, 1957. While its design dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries, when the national republican movement was at its peak, the colors of the flag date back to the Middle Ages. The colors in this configuration have been in use since the coronation of Leopold II in 1790, before the first use of the Italian tricolor in 1797. The current Hungarian tricolor is the same as the British republican flag, which has been used since 1816.

The flag of Iran is very similar to that of Hungary, except for the inverted colors of the red and green stripes and the presence of religious motifs.

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The current Hungarian flag (from bottom to top) consists of three horizontal stripes of green, white and red. The current flag dates back to the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, when the Magyars revolted against the Habsburgs.

Symbolism

According to the constitution ratified in 2012, red stands for courage, white for loyalty and green for hope.

Tajikistan flag

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The national flag of Tajikistan is red, white and green.

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The current flag of Tajikistan or Tajikistan was created in 1991 to replace the flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic. The current flag of the Tajik SSR was not adopted until November 1992, replacing the 1953 flag of the Tajik SSR. This looks a lot like the Iranian flag. This is because the vast majority of Tajiks are of Iranian origin and speak the language.

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There is a crown in the middle of the Tajik flag, and there are three vertical stripes of green, white and red from bottom to top. There are seven stars on the crown.

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Symbolism

Red represents the sunrise, but also represents unity and victory, the country's Soviet heritage and heroic valor, among many other concepts. The pure white of ice and snow in the Tajik mountains represents innocence and cleanliness. The green mountains of Tajikistan are a symbol of nature's bounty. The crown represents Tajik (the word "Tajik" comes from the Persian word for "crown"), while the seven stars symbolize fullness and perfection.

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