Flags of the Past

Now that there are talks about a possible referendum on the New Zealand flag, the Guardian has run an article displaying some other national flags which have been consigned to the history books. See how many you can identify from the selection below. Answers are at the bottom! 

Which country ditched this crown?

Where was this the national flag up to 1965?

Over the territory of which state would you once have seen this flag?

Which country flew a flag with a crescent and stars on a green background until 1958?

Where put a lion on red, gold and green?

Which European country did these three stripes fly over until 1919?

Which country flew this flag in its final days of monarchy?

The wavy design was in use for which archipelago nation from 1977 to 1996?

This flag was retired in 1994. Where had it flown since the 1920s?

Which country had this as its first flag, before changing one of the components in 1777?

And the answers are...







Brazil | Canada | China | Egypt | Ethiopia | Germany | Portugal | Seychelles | South Africa | the United States of America

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