The stories of nations as told through their flags.
The Firefly Guide to Flags of the World is an authoritative and brightly illustrated guide to 193 national flags of every sovereign state and territory. Organized alphabetically by nation, each flag is shown with accompanying statistics on the flag's ratio, its use, date of adoption, and date of its most recent amendment.
The fascinating explanation of a flag's design and symbolism, and the story of how it came into being presents the history and aspirations of the country it represents. A sample stamp from each country adds further insight. The book also features:
Brief history of flags
Anatomy of flags
Illustrated directory of flag styles
State flags of the United States
Provincial flags of Canada
Flags of the United Kingdom
Flags of international organizations
Signal flags and ensigns
Quick-reference fact files include the geographical area, population, capital city, languages, religions, ethnic groups, national anthem title and national motto.
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