Envision a timeline that resembles a lengthy, winding road and indicates the duration of each nation’s flag’s existence. While some of these flags are relatively new, others have traveled down this road for a long time. This infographic resembles a road map.
We first see the flag of Denmark at the beginning of this road. It has a white cross on a bright red background and dates back to 1625, making it extremely old. The oldest flag is still used, flapping in the wind for almost 400 years. Then, not too far behind, are the Netherlands, with its flag from 1660, and Nepal, with its distinctive flag from 1743. These flags have witnessed a great deal of world change!
Strolling along this timeline, we encounter the flag of the United Kingdom in 1801, looking regal with its Union Jack. And then there is the starry flag of Chile from 1817 and Argentina’s sky-blue and white flag from 1818. Each of these flags has a unique design and has seen many ups and downs throughout their nation’s history.
The road of flags leads us to the present day, where we encounter some newcomers, such as the 2017 flag of Mauritania, which is akin to a newborn in the flag family. Its two red stripes serve as a reminder of the people’s bravery. Remember South Sudan and Malawi, with their 2010s flags? These new flags are beginning to stand on their own.
Moving through the flags feels like traveling through time. Flags have unique stories and represent national values with colors and designs. Whether centuries old or folktales, these tales proudly display their identities and travels. The road is colorful and as long as the countries.