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National Flag of Vietnam

The Flag of Vietnam - Description of the Vietnamese Flag:

  The description of the Vietnamese Flag is as follows:
         Red with a large yellow five-pointed star in the center
  According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Vietnamese flag represent the following:

       The red base represents blood spilt during the country's fight for independence. The star represents Vietnam's unity and the points on the star represent the union of the workers, peasants, soldiers, intellectuals and young people working together in building socialism.

Vietnamese Flag History:

The Vietnamese flag was adopted on November 30, 1955, after gaining independence from French rule in 1954. The basic design of the Vietnamese flag originates from the 1940s and was used by liberation forces fighting for independence against Japan. When the Vietnamese flag was adopted in 1955, it was only used by the communist-led North Vietnam. The southern half of the nation was called the Republic of South Vietnam. The south collapsed in 1976 and the country was unified under the name the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

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