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Banner o Yemen

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The naitional banner o Yemen (Arabic: علم اليمن‎) wis adoptit on Mey 22, 1990, the day that North Yemen an Sooth Yemen wur unified. The pattern o reid, white an black stripes wis an aa present on the banners o North an Sooth Yemen, seembolisin Pan-Arabism, as are the banners o Egyp, Sirie, Iraq amang ithers.

Accordin tae the offeecial description, the reid staunds for the bloodshed o martyrs an unity; the white for a bricht future; black for the daurk past.

Historical banners[eedit | eedit soorce]

Afore Yemen wis unitit intae present-day Republic o Yemen, it wis split intae North, an South. The North uised the banner on the left (the banner o the Mutawakkilite Kinrick o Yemen), frae 1927 tae 1962, when it became the Yemen Arab Republic. The Yemen Arab Republic uised a banner seemilar tae the present-day banner o Yemen, except wi a green starn in the centre o the white stripe. The Fowkdemocratic Republic o Yemen in the Sooth uised a banner wi a sky-blue triangle wi a reid starn (the emblem o the Yemeni Socialist Pairty) next tae the hoist.

Similar banners[eedit | eedit soorce]

The banner o Egyp bears close resemblance. The Egyptian banner haes seemilar reid-white-black stripes wi the coat o airms.

The banner o Iraq an aa haes a strikin resemblance, wi reid-white-black stripes, but displayin instead o allahu Akbar (Arabic: الله أكبر) emblem.

The banner o Sirie resembles a Yemeni banner, wi twa starns in the white.

Coincidentally, the banner uised bi the North German Confederation an the German Empire is identical wi the exception o reid an black haein switched places. This German banner haes no connection tae the Arab banners.

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