The Banner o North Korea wis adoptit on September 8, 1948, as the naitional banner an ensign. The reid starn o Communism can be seen on this banner on a white disc. North Korea haed oreeginally adoptit a "taegeukgi" follaein unthrildom frae Japan wi a taoist yin-yang seembol seemilar tae that in the Sooth Korean banner but later revised its banner tae mair closely reflect that o the USSR. The banner wis adoptit in 1948, when North Korea became an independent Communist state. The traditional Korean banner wis reid, white, an blue. The kintra retained these colors (wi mair prominence gien tae the reid) an addit a reid starn on a white disk. The disk recalls the taegeuk foond on the banner o Sooth Korea, an represents the opposin principles o naitur. The reid stripe expresses revolutionary tradeetions; the reid starn is for Communism. The twa blue stripes staund for sovereignty, peace an friendship. The white stripe seembolizes purity.
A 600-lb (270 kg) North Korean naitional banner flies frae the warld's lairgest flagpole, which is locatit at Kijŏng-dong, on the North Korean side o the Military Demarcation Line athin the Korean Demilitarized Zone. The banner-pole is 160m taw.
Thare ar few ither kent banners in uise. Thare is a banner for the Korean People's Army, as well as its twa subdeevisions the Korean Fowks' Air Force an Korean Fowks' Navy, which follae a common design but wi different colors (blue an white for the Navy an Air Force blue an white for the Air Force). Thare is an' a' a bannner o the rulin Wirker's Pairty o Korea, modeled efter seemilar communist pairty banners, an a banner for the Supreme Commander o the KPA uised bi Kim Jong-il, an haes the Supreme Commander's Airms on a reid field.
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