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    Posted on Apr 19, 2018

    Can You Match The Flag To The Southeast Asian Country?

    Make sure you use those flag emojis right when you're in Southeast Asia!

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      Cambodia

      The Cambodian flag shows the image of the Angkor Wat, the country's most iconic landmark. The temple complex is found in Siem Reap, and is the largest religious monument in the world.

      Via By sam garza - originally posted to Flickr as Angkor Wat, CC BY 2.0, commons.wikimedia.org
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      Laos

      The white circle on the Laotian flag represents the moon shining over the Mekong River, while the blue stripe means wealth. The red alludes to the bloodshed during the peoples' struggle for freedom within the country. The flag is also the only current communist country that does not use a five-pointed star.

      Via By Allie Caulfield [CC BY 2.0 (creativecommons.org], via Wikimedia Commons
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      Brunei

      The yellow on Brunei's flag symbolizes royalty. The symbol in the middle is actually made up of three things: a crescent for Islam, a parasol for monarchy, and hands that represent the government.

      Via tripfreakz.com
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      Indonesia

      The flag of Indonesia looks exactly like the flag of Monaco—the only difference is in their dimensions. Indonesia's flag has a 2:3 ratio, while Monaco's has a 4:5 ratio. There's no particular reason. It just is.

      Via arcadis.com
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      Malaysia

      The 14-point star on the Malaysian flag is called Bintang Persekutuan, or the "Federal Star." It represents the unity of all 14 of the federation's states, and is used on the Royal Malaysian Air Force roundel and the Malaysian Chinese Association flag.

      Via ukabc.org.uk
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      East Timor / Timor-Leste

      The flag of East Timor was made official in 2002. However, it was first adopted in 1975 after the country was freed from the Portuguese. But 9 days later, Indonesia took over.

      Via emtv.com.pg
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      Philippines

      The Philippines doesn't have a war flag. Instead, when the flag is upside down and the red part is flown on top of the blue, that signifies war. The only instance that this protocol was not followed was during the Battle of Alapan in 1898, when the national flag made its debut.

      Via worldatlas.com
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      Singapore

      Before Singapore gained its independence, it had the only state flag in Malaysia that did not follow the1:2 ratio. And despite the crescent's known representation of Islam, the Singaporean flag is one of two flags with a crescent totally unassociated with religion (the other flag is the Nepalese flag). It actually represents "a young nation on the ascendant."

      Via singapore-guide.com
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      Myanmar

      Myanmar's current national flag was introduced at the same time as the country's name. This happened as the country's government implemented the 2008 Constitution. The flag also makes use of Pan-African colors, and is quite similar to the flag of Lithuania.

      Via virtuallynomadic.com
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      Thailand

      The three colors on the Thai flag are said to stand for its unofficial motto: nation-religion-king. Red stands for the nation, white for the religions, and blue for the king/ the monarchy. A national holiday, celebrated on September 28th, is dedicated solely to the Thong Trairong (tricolour flag).

      Via bangkok.com
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      Vietnam

      The star on the Vietnamese flag represents the five classes in the country's society: intellectuals, farmers, workers, businesspeople, and military personnel. The flag was first used by the communist group the Viet Minh to oppose the Japanese occupation.

      Via cnn.com

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