Banner o Burma
The Banner o Burma (an aa cawed Myanmar) The Republic o the Union o Myanmar adopted a new state banner on 21 October 2010 tae replace the umwhile socialist flag in uise since 1974. The new flag wis introduced alang wi changes tae the kintra's name an naitional anthem, laid oot in a new Constitution ahead o general elections in November 2010 intendit tae transition the kintra frae military rule tae an electit civilian government.
The design o the flag haes three horizontal stripes o yellow, green an red wi a five-pointit white star in the middle. The colors stand for solidarity, peace, tranquility, courage an decisiveness.
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The previous banner wis adopted on January 3, 1974 upon the declaration o a socialist republic in Burma bi Ne Win. There ar 14 stars encircling a cogwheel an a rice plant. The rice stands for agriculture, the cogwheel represents industry, the 14 stars represent the unity an equality between the 14 member states o the Union. These socialist symbols stand for the workers an farmers. The white color symbolizes purity, the blue symbolizes peace an integrity, an the red symbolizes courage.
Historic Banners o Burma[edit | edit source]
Flag o Burmese Empire under Konbaung dynasty (1700-1885)
Flag of Breetish Burma as a colony o British India (1824-1939)
Flag o British Burma, as a separate colony (1939 - 1943, 1945-1948)
Flag o the State o Burma (1943 – 1945)
References[edit | edit source]
- "Myanmar unveils new flag". AP (Straits Times). 21 October 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2010.
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