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Flag of the United States

How many stars are on the United states flag?

There are 50 stars. Every star represents a state.
50 stars = 50 states.
There are 50 stars on the US flag, each representing a state.

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History of the United States
Flags
Flag of the United States

What do the stripes on the US flag represent?

Meaning of Red and White Stripes on US FlagThere was an act that said that the flag of the thirteen United States would have thirteen stripes, alternated with red and white, and the union would be thirteen stars, white in a field of blue, representing a new constellation.

Attributed to George Washington was that it takes the stars from the heavens, and the red from our mother country, separated by white stripes, and the white stripes would mean liberty.

More input from WikiAnswers Contributors:

  • The thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies. The colors have a different meaning. White represents courage and red represents the blood shed.
  • The number of the stripes - 13 - signifies the 13 colonies of the time. The red, historically, represents the British while the white stripes cutting through the red is a political statement against Great Britain and its rule over the colonies. You will find that many flags of the time, including the flag of George Rogers Clark carried the tradition of intersected red fields.
  • What I have found about what do the "colors" represent, are: Red-Hardiness, courage, White-Purity, innocence, Blue-Vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
  • The web page ushistory.org gave me information about the Flag. It is said that the stars were taken from the sky, the red was inspired by the British colors, and the white stripes indicate secession from the home country. Yet, there is no official meaning for the colors of the flag.
  • The red, white, and blue colors on the American flag represent philosophical values. Red: Blood, war, and courage. Blue: Justice and Freedom. White: Purity.
  • The thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies. The colors have different meanings. White means courage and red means bloodshed.
  • Well, the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies of the U.S.A.. It used to be 1 stripe and star for each state, but with each new state that joined, another stripe and star had to be added. Eventually, there were so many stripes, it was decided that there would be only 13 stripes to honor the first 13 colonies and just a star for each state.
  • June 14, 1777, congress declares the flag should have thirteen white stars in a blue background and thirteen alternate red and white stripes. The red means hardiness and valor. White signifies purity and innocence. Blue is the color of the Chief. The star symbolizes heaven and the goal all man have been striving for. The stripe is a ray of light from the sun.
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History of the United States
Flags
Flag of the United States

What do the stripes represent on the US flag?

The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies that formed the US.

The original act of Congress said that the flag of the thirteen United States would have thirteen stripes, alternated with red and white, and the union would be thirteen stars, white in a field of blue, representing a new constellation. The stripes represented the 13 states of the Union.

Attributed to George Washington was that it takes the stars from the heavens, and the red from our mother country, separated by white stripes, and the white stripes would mean liberty.

As new states were added, a stripe and star was added for each state, But when the flag reached 15 stars and stripes, it was reverted so that the stripes remain at 13 to honor the first 13 colonies and a star is added for each state.

More input from WikiAnswers Contributors:

  • The thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies. The colors have a different meaning. White represents courage and red represents the blood shed.
  • The number of the stripes - 13 - signifies the 13 colonies of the time. The red, historically, represents the British while the white stripes cutting through the red is a political statement against Great Britain and its rule over the colonies. You will find that many flags of the time, including the flag of George Rogers Clark carried the tradition of intersected red fields.
  • What I have found about what do the "colors" represent, are: Red-Hardiness, courage, White-Purity, innocence, Blue-Vigilance, perseverance, and justice.
  • The web page ushistory.org gave me information about the Flag. It is said that the stars were taken from the sky, the red was inspired by the British colors, and the white stripes indicate secession from the home country. Yet, there is no official meaning for the colors of the flag.
  • The red, white, and blue colors on the American flag represent philosophical values. Red: Blood, war, and courage. Blue: Justice and Freedom. White: Purity.
  • The thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies. The colors have different meanings. White means courage and red means bloodshed.
  • June 14, 1777, congress declares the flag should have thirteen white stars in a blue background and thirteen alternate red and white stripes. The red means hardiness and valor. White signifies purity and innocence. Blue is the color of the Chief. The star symbolizes heaven and the goal all man have been striving for. The stripe is a ray of light from the sun.
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Olympics
Olympic History
Flags
Olympic Symbols and Flag

What are the colors of the rings on the Olympic flag?

The Olympic Flag has rings of Blue, Yellow, Black, Green, Red in order from left to right, on a white background.
The Olympic flag has a white background, with five interlaced rings in the center: blue, yellow, black, green and red. It represents the five inhabited continents of the world, united by Olympism, while the six colors are those that appear on all the national flags of the world at the present time.
Depends on what ring.

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Australia
Flags

What was the reason for the Australian Flag?

In the 1901 Federal Flag design competition many designers in australia were given the chance to design the new australian flag with a big cash prize waiting for the winner. The winner was then chosen by a committee of British Officers and the design was submitted to the Imperial Authourities for approval .

The reason for this competition was the need for an official federal flag.

The Union Jack was for the obvious reason that Australia was at the time a British Colony within the British Empire, and the Australian government being tied with the UK's. The stars represent the Southern Cross, a collection of stars usually visible in the southern hemisphere.

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Flags
Beaches

What does a red flag mean on the beach?

Beach lifeguards use flags to indicate the relative safety of the ocean, from green (least dangerous) to red (most dangerous), with blue or purple flags warning of potentially dangerous animals nearby. A single red flag usually indicates that the water is hazardous, and swimming is discouraged but still technically allowed. Unless you're a very strong swimmer, it's wise to stay out of the water when there's a red flag. Two red flags means no swimming is allowed, signifying the highest danger level.

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Flags
PGA Tour
Golf Rules and Regulations

Can you tend the flag off the green in golf?

yes you can if you believe the ball will land or roll into the hole.

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Sports
Definitions
Flags

What does the phrase orange flag or red flag mean?

Depending on the sport red flag could mean stop in NASCAR. Other than that i don't recall orange flag or red flag existing.

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Scotland
Flags

What does Scotland's national flag look like?

Scotland's flag is called the Saltire or the St Andrew's Cross. It is a blue flag with a white diagonal cross.
The Lion Rampant which has a red lion standing on its rear legs on a yellow background and is the Royal Standard of Scotland.

The design may be seen as similar to that of Jersey, white flag of ratio 3:5 with a red St. Andrew's cross style cross, with Jersey's coat of arms in the upper most white triangle. The coat of arms was added in 1981.

It is also similar to Jamaica - a yellow cross crating 4 triangles, of which the top and bottom ones are green and the right and left ones are black. This was adopted in 1962 and the flag is described by locals as follows: 'Hardships there are but the land is green and the sun shineth'.

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World War 2
Germany in WW2
Flags

What did the German flag in World War 2 look like?

It was a black swastika in a white circle on a red background. The swastika was a universal sign of peace in Ancient Civilizations. The German National Socialist Workers Party adopted it, turned it 45 degrees on end and used it as their party symbol. Ever since it has been associated with the German National Socialist Workers Party. However, there were different variations for different branches of the service.

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Germany
Flags

What do the colors on the German flag represent?

The colours on the German flag since 1949 are black-red-gold. These were the colours of: 1. The flag of the Holy Roman Empire from about 1402-1806. (The flag consisted of a black double- headed eagle with red claws on a bright golden ground. The golden background is associated with the myth that the eagle could stare at the sun). For a long time the red colouring of the claws was optional. 2. In 1813 the black-red-gold flag was adopted by some young German nationalists in Luetzow's Freikorps fighting against Napoleon . It became the flag of (liberal) German nationalism of 1815-49 and was widely used by the revolutionaries of 1848-49. 3. The flag of the first German Republic, the Weimar Republic of 1919-1933, was black-red-gold, but conservatives didn't accept it as the true German flag. They demanded the 1871 black-white-red flag - which the Nazis reinstated in a modified form in 1933.

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The colors black, red and gold have been associated with Germany since the middle ages, but the current German flag colors are traced back to early 19th century volunteers, who fought for the country in the Napoleonic wars. The colors are based on the soldiers' uniforms which were black coats with red braid and gold buttons.

Black, Red, and Gold

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History of the United States
Flags
Flag of the United States

How many red stripes are on the American flag?

Simply there are exactly seven red stripes on the American flag. (There are six white stripes, for a total of 13, representing the 13 original American states. There are a total of 50 stars on the American flag - one for each state. Since the first US flag in 1777 there have been 27 different numbers and arrangements of stars. In 1795 after Kentucky and Vermont joined the US we added two more stars to the original 13 and two more stripes to the original 13. This is our "Star Spangled Banner" to which we dedicate our National Anthem: It has 15 stars and 15 stripes. In 1818, the Legislature decided to go back to 13 red and white alternating stripes representing the original 13 states and add a new star to the flag on the 4th of July for each new state.

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History of the United States
France
Flags
Flag of Australia

What year was the french flag created?

the French flag was officially adopted in February 1794.

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Flags

What is flag state administration?

vessel which flag intitled to fly

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Flags

What is pole that whole the flag called?

Did you mean "holds the flag" question is confusing

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Somalia
Flags

What does the Somalian flag mean?

The blue background is modeled after the flag of the United Nations. The five points of the star in the center are said to represent the five regions that had major ethnic Somali populations at the time immediately before Somalia's independence in 1960: Italian Somaliland, British Somaliland, and the majority Somali areas of Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya, respectively.

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Fine Art
Flags

What design elements can be found on the us flag?

Repetition, pattern, and rhythm are design elements that can be found in the American flag.

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Flags

How many knot your national flag?

24 knots

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Flags

Is it illegal to fly the confederate flag?

No, it's not illegal, although some people think it is racist and immoral.

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Mexico
Flags
National Emblems
Flag of Mexico

What do the colors of the Mexican flag stand for?

At the end of the Mexican War of Independence (1810-1821), the Army of the Three Guarantees (Spanish: Ejercito Trigaranteor Ejercito de las Tres Garantias) was the name given to the army after the unification of the Spanish troops led by Agustin de Iturbide and the Mexican insurgent troops of Vicente Guerrero, consolidating Mexico's independence from Spain.

At first, the meaning of the colors of the Army of the Three Guarantees was:

  • Green: was a sign of independence from Spain.
  • White: Religion, faith or belief, the Roman Catholic faith.
  • Red: Union among Americans and Europeans

However the meaning of these colors have varied considerably with the passage of time. The last accepted, modern definitions are:

  • Green: Hope in the future.
  • White: Unity among the Mexican people.
  • Red: The blood of the Mexican heroes.

In the middle white segment there is an eagle with a snake on its beak standing on top of a cactus, which is the Mexican coat of arms and has a meaning on its own.

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Iraq
Flags

What do the colors stand for on the Iraq flag?

The Iraq Flag is not yet officially adopted although a new flag was proposed in April 2004. The proposed New Iraq flag is a modified version of that one which introduced on January 14, 1991. The flag of Iraq is consists of three equal horizontal stripes of red which is located at the top, white, and black. The red color stand for courage, the white stands for generosity, black recalls the many triumphs of Islam, and green is symbolic of the Islam religion. In the center of the white horizontal line there are three green five-pointed stars. The phrase Allahu Akbar which means God is great; in green Arabic script was added in the year of 1991, in the middle of three stars.

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Christianity
HSC Maharashtra Board
Flags

When is the past Christian MS parade for 2011?

March 6 at 1 p.m.

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VW Passat
Flags
Red Sea

What do red license plates in Ontario mean?

Political types. Ambassadors, Foreign Ministers and such.

Would I be politically correct in saying that they are politically

immune.

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Alaska
Flags
National Emblems

How does Alaska's state flag look like?

The"Big Dipper" stars and the "north star" patterns are displayed on a blue background. All the stars are gold color.

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War and Military History
Germany in WW2
Flags

Why do people still have the Swastika nazi flag today?

Because some people can really relate to Hitler's anti-Semitic, racial and nationalistic ideals. The red/black/white slanted Swastika is a immediately recognizable symbol of the Nazi regime, and is a perfect way for those people to indicate they subscribe to that philosophy.

Oddly enough, Neo-Nazism is not illegal. It's simply considered an extremist political party. They are allowed to continue all normal activities any other religion/political party would carry out, excepting of course, specific advocation of violence or sedition.

Note that the United States is an unusual case in continuing to tolerate Nazi beliefs. Much of the rest of the developed world does not have the very broad freedom of speech laws of the U.S., and thus, most of Europe (and many Asian countries) considers Nazi beliefs hate speech and ban them, which includes displays of the Swastika flag. Germany, in particular, has a very strong aversion (for obvious reasons) to the continued espousing of Nazi beliefs, and bans all Nazi literature, symbols, and speech in anything but an academic historical setting.

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