Every country in the world has a flag as a symbol of their nation, each with their own particular colors and design. But the reasons why these designs have been chosen and what they represent are not always immediately obvious. In many cases the stories behind the flags are fascinating, and provide insight into the history of a nation, their culture, previous struggles and future resolutions.

That’s why Just The Flight have found 24 of the most interesting national flags and explored what their designs represent. Find out why the flag of Mozambique displays an AK-47 and what caused the amalgamation of two previous flags of South Africa to become the one we recognize today:

World Flags Story

World Flags Story

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo.
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